Your urologist may be a key member of your oncofertility health care team.
Urologists are doctors who specialize in the treatment of diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system, including cancer. Cancer can develop in any organ of the urinary system and the reproductive system. Along with prostate cancer, other urologic cancers are becoming increasingly common among American men and women, including: bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and testicular cancer. In men ages 15-45, testicular cancer is the most common form of urologic cancer.
As with other forms of cancer, the earlier urological cancer is detected, the greater the chance of successful treatment. Cancer of the urinary and reproductive system and/or its treatment may affect future fertility.
Cancer treatment is not the only thing that may affect fertility; hormone disorders, illness, reproductive anatomy trauma and obstruction or sexual dysfunction can temporarily or permanently cause infertility. Urologists specialize in infertility and are well-equipped to discuss your fertility preservation options.
Learn more about your fertility preservation options and consult your urologist about your future fertility!
If you have a specific fertility-related question or would like a referal for a fertility preservation consultation, call the Oncofertility Consortium® FERTline at 312-503-FERT or 866-708-FERT to speak with a patient navigator and find a reproductive specialist near you.