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A 21-year-old male asked:

I had testicular cancer and given chemotherapy and operated.my one testicular removed.how long will i live with one testicular ?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 49 years experience
Testes are organs: Of procreation, and you can live without either. Two main functions of testis: 1. Produce sperm to father children; 2. Produce testosterone enhancing male secondary body characteristics and sex drive. Your ability to survive long term is not effected by losing one testis.
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