A study of reproductive function in patients with seminoma treated with radiotherapy and orchidectomy: (SWOG-8711)

William Gordon, Kimberly Siegmund, Thomas H. Stanisic, Barbara McKnight, Irene T. Harris, Peter R. Carroll, Jorge C. Paradelo, Frederick J Meyers, Robert A. Chapman, Frank L. Meyskens

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Purpose: The results of Southwest Oncology Group Study 8711 (Group 2B) are presented. The objective was to evaluate the natural history of sperm concentration and selected hormonal parameters in patients with testicular cancer treated with orchiectomy and radiotherapy. Methods and Materials: Of a total of 207 patients enrolled on SWOG 8711, 53 pure seminoma patients were identified who were treated with orchiectomy and radiotherapy only. Sperm concentration, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels, and sexual satisfaction scores were the main parameters followed. Results: A fraction of the patients were infertile prior to receiving radiotherapy. Our analysis indicates that incidental radiation dose to the remaining testicle affects time to recovery of fertility, and at an aggregate level, changes in FSH mirror changes in sperm concentration over time. This phenomenon is the same as that described in patients free from testicular cancer. These men evaluated their sexual activity as good after orchidectomy. Conclusion: Our data support the use of clamshell-type testicular shields as a means of providing maximum protection to the remaining testicle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-94
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1997

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Seminoma
Orchiectomy
radiation therapy
Radiotherapy
Spermatozoa
hormones
Testicular Neoplasms
Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Testis
cancer
fertility
Orgasm
Natural History
Sexual Behavior
Fertility
recovery
histories
Radiation
mirrors
dosage

Keywords

  • Follicle-stimulating hormone
  • Radiotherapy
  • Semen
  • Seminoma
  • Testicular injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiation

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A study of reproductive function in patients with seminoma treated with radiotherapy and orchidectomy : (SWOG-8711). / Gordon, William; Siegmund, Kimberly; Stanisic, Thomas H.; McKnight, Barbara; Harris, Irene T.; Carroll, Peter R.; Paradelo, Jorge C.; Meyers, Frederick J; Chapman, Robert A.; Meyskens, Frank L.

In: International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Vol. 38, No. 1, 01.04.1997, p. 83-94.

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Gordon, W, Siegmund, K, Stanisic, TH, McKnight, B, Harris, IT, Carroll, PR, Paradelo, JC, Meyers, FJ, Chapman, RA & Meyskens, FL 1997, 'A study of reproductive function in patients with seminoma treated with radiotherapy and orchidectomy: (SWOG-8711)', International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 83-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0360-3016(97)00235-6
Gordon, William ; Siegmund, Kimberly ; Stanisic, Thomas H. ; McKnight, Barbara ; Harris, Irene T. ; Carroll, Peter R. ; Paradelo, Jorge C. ; Meyers, Frederick J ; Chapman, Robert A. ; Meyskens, Frank L. / A study of reproductive function in patients with seminoma treated with radiotherapy and orchidectomy : (SWOG-8711). In: International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 1997 ; Vol. 38, No. 1. pp. 83-94.
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