Navigation Links
Male Infertility Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk
Date:2/23/2009

A common factor may boost the odds for both, researchers say

MONDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Infertile men may be at increased risk for testicular cancer, U.S. researchers report.

They analyzed data from more than 22,500 men in couples who sought fertility treatment between 1967 and 1998, and also examined cancer registry data. Thirty-four of the men developed testicular cancer within a year of seeking treatment for infertility.

The researchers calculated that men in couples seeking fertility treatment were 1.3 times more likely to develop testicular cancer than those of the same age in the general population. Men with male infertility factor were 2.8 times more likely to develop testicular cancer than other men.

The study appears in the Feb. 23 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

In interpreting this data, the researchers considered whether male factor infertility or its treatment might cause testicular cancer, but concluded it's highly unlikely.

"A more plausible explanation is that a common exposure underlies infertility and testicular cancer," Dr. Thomas J. Walsh and colleagues said in a new release from the journal.

These common causes may include environmental factors or faulty DNA repair (errors in the way the body responds to small areas of damage in its genetic material).

Testicular germ cell cancer is the most common cause of cancer among young men in industrialized countries, and has become more prevalent during the past 30 to 50, years according to background information in the study. During this same time, semen quality and male fertility have declined in industrialized countries.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about testicular cancer.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, Feb. 23, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Household chemicals may be linked to infertility
2. Local Infertility Specialist, Dr. Rachel Bennett, Westchester Reproductive Medicine, Opens New Office in Mount Kisco
3. The AFAs Infertility Prevention Series Premieres in NYC
4. Free Early Education Program to Lower Infertility Rates
5. Women Unhappy With Disposal Options After Infertility Treatment
6. Infertility Survivor Creates Symbolic Pendant to Honor the Journey.
7. Assisted Fertilization Risks May Be Due to Infertility
8. Diabetes, Weight Tied to Male Infertility
9. Fathers Age a Factor in Infertility
10. New photo op for ovaries may solve some mysteries of infertility
11. Fertility Specialists Decry Mens Reluctance to Seek Infertility Treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Male Infertility Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is ... (HCAOA). This agreement allows HCAOA members to receive special pricing on ACHC’s Home ... University (AU) educational resources that help prepare HCAOA members for ACHC Accreditation. , ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... ... Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) announced today that ... as “stable.” At the same time, the ratings agency cautioned that the company’s rating ... “capital adequacy” thresholds required for its strong rating. , “Horizon is committed to being ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... tubes . These lamps offer an instant energy-saving solution for F32T8 fluorescent lamps ... fixtures or disconnect ballasts. These 50,000 hour rated lamps utilize the existing electronic ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... ... The Texas Cord Blood Bank (TCBB), a program of nonprofit biomedical organization GenCure, ... at Renaissance in Edinburg for their outstanding efforts in collecting umbilical cord blood donations ... , “Women’s Hospital at Renaissance has been a collection partner for the TCBB since ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... Ca (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... Bill ... management industry in the coastal communities. After Tina Howe joined the team, the Bill ... happy employees, honest services at affordable rates, and giving back to the San Diego ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: ... financial results for the first quarter 2017 after the ... Company,s management team will host a corresponding conference call ... Investors interested in listening to the conference ... domestic callers or (703) 326-3030 for international callers, using ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... April 19, 2017 Global Prostate Cancer ... on the prostate cancer therapeutics market analyzes the ... Increasing prevalence of prostate cancer, launch of promising ... development of new drugs & therapeutic biological products, ... due to lesser side effects are some of ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... -- The Global Effective Microorganisms (EM) Market by ... covered and analysed the potential of Global Effective Microorganisms (EM) ... and growth factors. The report identifies and analyses the emerging ... global market. ... Tables and Figures, 6 Major Company Profiles, spread across 124 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: