The last thing most people expect is a cancer diagnosis. From the minute it occurs, all you want to do is get on with your life. This is the thinking that led us to Live:On. The goal of this sperm banking by mail kit is to provide you with a practical, convenient and cost-effective tool to help you bank your sperm.
Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc. (CLI), Fertile Hope (FH) and the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) have teamed up to bring you this unique resource. We send the kits free of charge to cancer centers and hospitals around the country, so that they are ready and waiting if you should need them. If you decide to use the kit to bank your sperm, you will be charged when your sample is received by CLI. All price information can be found on the enclosed instructions sheet. CLI will donate a percent of the proceeds to FH and the LAF to help support their critical work in cancer survivorship.
Please read through all of the information provided with the kit before producing a specimen. There are important steps involved in the collection and shipping to make sure that you get the best quality sample for storage. If at any time your physicians advise you to seek treatment for cancer immediately, you should not delay your treatments in order to participate in this program
What is infertility in men?
For men, infertility is the inability to impregnate a woman. This occurs when you stop producing sperm or when your sperm is damaged.
How does cancer affect fertility?
Cancer itself can cause infertility. Certain types of cancer, such as testicular cancer and Hodgkin’s disease, can cause a man to have a low sperm count even before treatment starts.
How do cancer treatments affect fertility?
Cancer treatments can also cause infertility. Chemotherapy, radiation and surgery can all affect your reproductive system. In general, the higher the dose and the longer the treatment, the greater the chance for reproductive problems. Your age, the type and dose of drugs, the location and dose of radiation, the scope and location of surgery, your pre-cancer fertility status, and other factors can influence your risk.