Early Diagnosis of Tumors Thanks to Fertility Treatment
The connection between male infertility and increased risk of testicular cancer had been confirmed in previous research. Developments in the past years show that tumors may be detected in early stages thanks to the work-up of male fertility patients who undergo testing prior to fertility treatment. Male fertility patients can undergo ultrasound screening as part of their infertility work-up. With help of the trans-scrotal sonography, small, suspicious mass can be identified, which otherwise would stay undetected in a manual physical exam.
Early diagnosis of testicular cancer increases the chance to conserve testicular tissue and use less drastic surgical treatment.