Some cancers happen most often in people of reproductive age. Having cancer at any age is terrible but at young ages it is particularly awful. Not only do young cancer patients worry about surviving, they must also worry about long term problems from cancer treatments. One common problem is infertility post cancer therapy.
Most medical oncologists are well aware of post-cancer treatment infertility yet often do not refer patients for fertility preservation treatments such as sperm banking. Some reasons for the disconnect between knowledge of fertility preservation technologies and referral for them include price, inconvenience, time considerations, patient preference, and others.
Sperm banking is actually readily available in most communities, is not particularly expensive, and can have a tremendous impact on the future life of a young cancer survivor.
Urgent care centers are prevalent in our community and serve a great function: they keep medical costs down be delivering care in the most cost effective and efficient manner. At least in theory that is how it is supposed to work.
“Not all urgent care centers know that specialists are readily available to see even emergency cases so we can help these centers care for their patients outside of the ER and the hospital and we can help make them look good,” says Dr Schoor.
Dr Schoor makes himself available to urgent care centers and their providers. Dr Schoor: “They can curbside me at anytime via phone, text, or email.”
Common urology conditions that may find their way to an urgent care setting include:
Renal colic/kidney stones, hematuria
UTIs, voiding dysfunction, urinary retention
Scrotal pain, testicular pain, scrotal masses
Genital skin lesions, STIs, dysuria, urethritis
Fertility Preservation Services
Men with the following conditions may benefit from sperm cryo-storage:
Prior to cancer treatment
Prior to testosterone therapy
Prior to elective sterilization
During and after sterilization reversal
Prior to a couple’s commencing with IVF or ICSI
Call 631-326-6035 for more information.
Upper ureter stone targeted for destruction. Treatment of kidney stones can be challenging. I never approach them in a cavalier fashion as complications can happen even in what seems to be a simple setting. This patient has 10mm upper ureteral stone with obstruction of the kidney and a tortuous ureter from prior spine surgery that complicated treatment of her stone. I had to place a nephrostomy tube smd then proceed to definitive stone treatment.
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