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A 44-year-old member asked:

what effect does avastin (bevacizumab) have on male fertility?

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Dr. Mazin Abdullah
Fertility Medicine 15 years experience
Unsure: Avastin (bevacizumab) has shown to be deterimental to female reporuductive potential with up to 30-35% have serious complications (ovarian failure). To my knowledge there are no studies on men. Any chemotherapy has the potential risk of causing fertility issues in the future. You may want to consider freezing sperm with a sperm bank or your local reproductive endocrinologist. Also talk to your oncologist.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

Does avastin (bevacizumab) reduce male fertility?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
No (so far): Avastin (bevacizumab) is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits blood vessel growth. It can impair fertility in women, but i don't find any studies that show reduction in male fertility. For the fda prescribing information with all side effects, go here: http://www.Gene.Com/gene/products/information/pdf/avastin-prescribing.Pdf.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How does avastin (bevacizumab) affect male fertility?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
It doesn't (so far): Avastin (bevacizumab) is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits blood vessel growth. It can impair fertility in women, but i don't find any studies that show reduction in male fertility. For the fda prescribing information with all side effects, go here: http://www.Gene.Com/gene/products/information/pdf/avastin-prescribing.Pdf.

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