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Male Infertility linked to testicular cancer

Posted Feb 24 2009 10:15pm 1 Comment
Here's another reason to nurture your MAN fertility, take good care of yourself, eat veggies with lots of antioxidants, etc.
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Newswise — Men who are infertile appear to have an increased risk of developing testicular cancer, according to a report in the February 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Testicular germ cell cancer, the most common cancer among young men in industrialized countries, has become even more prevalent during the last 30 to 50 years, according to background information in the article. There is evidence that semen quality and male fertility have also declined during this time in industrialized nations; however, it is unclear whether these two trends are related.

Thomas J. Walsh, M.D., M.S., then of the University of California, San Francisco, and now of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, and colleagues analyzed data from 22,562 male partners of couples seeking fertility treatment between 1967 and 1998 (4,549 of whom had male factor infertility, based on a clinical presentation with abnormal semen analysis criteria). Their records were linked to the state cancer registry, which includes information about cancer cases confirmed between 1988 and 2004.

A total of 34 of the 22,562 men were diagnosed with testicular cancer at least one year after seeking treatment for infertility. Compared with men of the same age in the general population—whose records were identified using the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results program—men in couples seeking treatment for infertility were 1.3 times more likely to develop testicular cancer. Men with male factor infertility were 2.8 more likely to develop testicular cancer than those without this condition.

...“A more plausible explanation is that a common exposure underlies infertility and testicular cancer,” the authors conclude. Faulty DNA repair, or errors in the way the body responds to small areas of damage in its genetic material, may contribute to both conditions, as may environmental factors.

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Friends,

 

I have noticed with despair that a lot of couples in Europe & America find it very hard to have their own children. And that the available remedies are just not on the mark. Many have no alternative but to adopt. I feel I cannot fold my arms in silence while others suffer, especially when I`m aware that the solution is relatively simple. Please let me give you some insights.
 


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Are you aware that africans record the highest births/thousands despite their adject poverty and consequently, bad nutrition?

 

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Do you know that it is quite usual for an african woman to give birth to 12 children, bearing into their 50`s without children with Down`s syndrome?

 

(3)
Do you know that in traditional africa, a man`s wealth is judged by the number of children he fathers as this translates to the strength of his workforce on his farm?

 

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Have you noticed that there are few "old childless maids" in Africa? Women who don`t marry until their 50th birthday resign and get themselves impregnated. The thought of not conceiving at all is unimaginable.

 

African men have always been on the constant research as to how to better his neighbors family population without taking in a new wife.
 

To be honest, fertility has never been an african problem. Informed ones know that it`s just what`s in our diet and our reproductive routines.
 

You have issues I can help alleviate. You in turn should educate thousands of people who are unfortunate to be in this category.To begin, send your medical records and most recent test results. Send as an email attachment to:
 
drfertile@yahoo.com
 
Expect results!
 
Tel:+234  708 694 2730
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