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:2/5/2016)... City, UT (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... Whole-Food Nutrition , announced that the much-anticipated feature with author Jahnavi Foster, specialist in ... Humans Amateur TV Network. , Each week, on his weekly Whole-Food Warrior TV show, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... The Muscular Dystrophy Association and Sailormen ... the 14th annual “Appetite for a Cure” campaign on Feb. 1 to raise ... related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. , Now through March ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Tennessee (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... Community College President George H. Van Allen have signed a joint enrollment and ... provides a seamless pathway toward associate and baccalaureate degrees at FHU|Dickson. , ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... US Sports Camps , official operators of ... direct high-performance kids yoga training. ChildLight Yoga Studio is centrally situated in the picturesque ... , ChildLight Yoga Studio founder Lisa Flynn expresses her excitement, “We are thrilled to ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... York (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Regular ... and find themselves having to wait longer to access the treadmills. It’s a predictable ... Year’s resolutions to lose weight and get in shape by joining gyms, starting new ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... Ind. , Feb. 5, 2016  Zimmer Biomet ... pricing of the previously announced underwritten secondary offering of ... its stockholders, consisting of affiliates of Blackstone and Goldman ... at an initial price of $96.45 per share. The ... the offering.  Neither Zimmer Biomet nor any of its ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Site Profile: --> ... Recognition People, announced their latest primary healthcare case study where speech ... times and to save the practice money. Site Profile: ... Challenge: --> ,- Wirral CCG ,- VoicePower client ... ,- Wirral CCG ,- VoicePower client since 2013 Challenge: ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 For hospitals considering ... those already participating in the program, the Health Resources ... to as the , Mega-Guidance , could have significant ... is published in September 2016. Essential Insights ... Service Marketing , summarizes the Mega-Guidance,s key proposed changes, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: