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Can treatment for advanced prostate cancer cause infertility?

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Most treatments for prostate cancer cause infertility. Several techniques can help preserve fertility, but they must be done before cancer treatment has been initiated. If you want to preserve your fertility, tell your doctor before undergoing any treatment for prostate cancer.

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institute. 

Freedman, A. , September 1996.  Postgraduate Medicine

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institute. 

Freedman, A. , September 1996.  Postgraduate Medicine

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

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