July 6, 2013

Under Age 30, Much More So

1 Infertile Men Run Twice the Cancer Risk

A fourteen-year study of 2,238 infertile men conducted by the Stanford University medical school has found that infertile males are 1.7 times more likely to develop some type of cancer than the general male population, and that those who are infertile due to azoospermia, an inability to produce sperm, are three times more likely. For men who are diagnosed as azoospermic before the age of thirty, the risk soars to 8 times more likely. An azoospermic man's cancer risk at any age is roughly equal to that of a normally fertile man ten years older. Roughly 4 million American men are infertile, including 15 percent of those in the 15-to-45 age group, and some 600,000, or one percent of reproductive-age males, are azoospermic. Observed cancers included brain, stomach, prostate and skin.

More at Everydayhealth.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Unexplained Male Infertility Could Be Genetic

Tags: Male Infertility, Infertility and Cancer, Azoospermia and Cancer, Side Effects of Infertility, Sperm Production and Cancer

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