Fertility breakthrough for young boys with cancer | News – The Times

A third of boys are be made infertile by cancer treatmentGETTY IMAGES Boys who undergo treatment for cancer may soon be able to preserve their fertility after scientists showed that they could freeze and then restore functional testicular tissue in monkeys. Although 80 per cent of children survive cancer, a third of boys will be made infertile by the treatment. While those who have been through puberty are able to bank sperm for later use, there is no such option for younger boys. “We know that chemotherapy and radiation therapy can cause permanent infertility, and we know that cancer survivors ...

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