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What happens if I get a woman pregnant during or after testicular cancer treatment?

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If you need chemotherapy or radiation after surgery for testicular cancer, you shouldn't try to get a woman pregnant. There’s a greater chance of birth defects or health problems while you’re going for treatments. You may want to wear a condom.

Once your treatment is done, the chance of childbirth problems goes back to normal. Ask your doctor about how long to wait before trying to father a baby.

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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