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Can chemotherapy for testicular cancer cause infertility?

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Chemotherapy for testicular cancer is likely to cause infertility, and it could be permanent. Whatever treatment you get, talk to your doctor about preserving your sperm if you still want children.

From: Life After Testicular Cancer Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute.

National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program.

American Cancer Society.

Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation.

Johns Hopkins Medicine, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, “Orchiectomy (Radical Orchiectomy, Testis Sparing Surgery)."

Cancer Research UK, “Your Sex Life and Testicular Cancer.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, “Retrograde Ejaculation.”

Cleveland Clinic, “Testicular Prosthesis.”

The Mayo Clinic, “Testicular Cancer: Coping and Support.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute.

National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program.

American Cancer Society.

Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation.

Johns Hopkins Medicine, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, “Orchiectomy (Radical Orchiectomy, Testis Sparing Surgery)."

Cancer Research UK, “Your Sex Life and Testicular Cancer.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, “Retrograde Ejaculation.”

Cleveland Clinic, “Testicular Prosthesis.”

The Mayo Clinic, “Testicular Cancer: Coping and Support.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

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