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Table 1 Semen parameters at banking stratified by cancer types

From: Male cancer patient sperm cryopreservation for fertility preservation: 10-year monocentric experience

  Germ cell tumors(n = 81) Hematological neoplasms(n = 83) Head and neck cancers(n = 61) Thoracic tumors(n = 14) Abdominal tumors(n = 32) Other Tumors(n = 42) p-Valuec
abstinence time(days) a 4.5 ± 1.9(n = 62,77 %f) 4.1 ± 1.4(n = 61, 73 %f) 4.8 ± 2.2(n = 53, 87 %f) 4.8 ± 2.1(n = 11,79 %f) 4.4 ± 1.8(n = 24,75 %f) 4.9 ± 2.0(n = 30,71 %f) 0.7262d
volume at banking (mL) a 3.7 ± 1.5 3.2 ± 1.3 3.3 ± 1.6 3.8 ± 1.3 2.7 ± 1.3 3.5 ± 1.6 <0.0001 d
numbers of samples banked b 4(1–17) 4(1–10) 4(1–20) 4(2–5) 4(1–12) 4(1–8) 0.5431e
pre-count (106/mL) b 26(0.9–159) 41(0.7–222) 64(0.4–620) 47.5(0.4–108) 64(3.3–229) 54.5(1.2–226) 0.0015e
pre-total sperm number (106) b 81(3-726) 157(1-1701) 215(1-1612) 173(2-658) 209(12-1438) 149(4-710) < 0.0001e
pre-progressive motility (%) b 48.5(3.1–83) 48(1.04-75) 51.5(4–73) 53(18–79) 45(8–70) 50(9–81) 0.2334e
post-count (106/mL) b 16.5(0.6–89) 28(0.5–120) 42(3.7–193) 23(0.3–52) 40(2.2–120) 37(0.6–148) 0.0041e
post-progressive motility (%) b 29(0.66-61) 29(2–60) 30.5(8–64) 23(6–55) 23(3–45) 30(0.7–66) 0.4099e
recovery rates (%) b 58.8(2.2–89.6) 60(9.1–89.6) 62.4(12.1–89.3) 52.5(31.9–73.3) 59(15.2–80.4) 59.3(2.8–89.2) 0.8639e
  1. a: mean ± standard deviation
  2. b: median (range)
  3. c: p < 0.05 significant
  4. d: One-way analysis of variance among groups
  5. e: Kruskal-Wallis tests was used among groups
  6. f: the percent of abstinence time of the patients between 2 and 7 days as compared to all patients in each group pre-count, pre-total sperm number and pre-progressive motility: count of spermatozoa (million/ml), total sperm number (million/ejaculate) and percentage of spermatozoa with progressive motility before banking post-count, and post-progressive motility: count of spermatozoa (million/ml) and percentage of spermatozoa with progressive motility after thawing recovery rate (%): the percentage recovery of progressively motile spermatozoa after thawing as compared to fresh spermatozoa before banking