An azoospermic man’s risk for developing cancer is similar to that of a typical man 10 years older.
Michael Eisenberg, MD, PhD
Infertile men are 1.7 times more likely to develop cancer (including prostate, brain, stomach, lymphoma, melanoma, testicular cancer, and cancer of the small intestines. Azoospermic men are at an even greater risk (2.9x).
My take: Additional studies are needed to focus on identifying genetic links between impaired sperm production and cancer, as well as whether increased cancer screening is warranted for infertile men. I’m Dr. Michael Hunter.
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