Will prostate cancer treatment make me infertile?


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  • ninaw moderator
    12 months ago

    Some types of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy treatments can lead to infertility. It can be scary and frustrating to think of losing the ability to father children. Some research suggests that Brachytherapy may pose less of a risk for those concerned with fertility. This article describes a few options in the “”managing infertility”” section: https://prostatecancer.net/living-coping/erectile-dysfunction-sex/. They include sperm banking, protecting the testicles during radiation, sperm donors and adoption.

    Any concerns can and should be brought up with your healthcare team. Finally, sharing your thoughts with friends and loved ones can help with decision-making. – Nina, ProstateCancer.net Team

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