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Chemotherapy Make Infertile
Not usually: We test the viability of the sperm and sperm bank ahead of radiation treatments. In most cases the radiation is not over the remaining testicle and a lead globe is placed around that testicle. In my experience every patient i treated who wanted a child later on had one. But if you want to be 100 percent sure you have to sperm bank. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can: It can- but that will depend on the cumulative dose given, your age when receiving the treatment, whether you also received other kind of therapy? Radiation etc. Please discuss your situation with your oncologist. ...Read more
Yes: ....But very unlikely. Tb (tuberculosis) is primarily a respiratory infection, however, extra-pulmonary (outside of the lungs) infections can occur. If such and infection occurred in the reproductive organs, infertility theoretically could happen. Such an infection would be extremely rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: Known to us, vasectomy is the surgical means to interrupt sperm transportation for sterilization. I my 46-yr study and practice in urology, I could have remembered any occasion talking about "radical" vasectomy. Besides, are you worrying about radiation and chemo to your partner while her man being treated with both for testicular cancer? So, please detail the specifics and relevance of the Q? ...Read more
Dose-dependent: Regardless of dose, all male patients even considering fathering children in the future should ask about fertility preservation (such as sperm cryopreservation) before any treatment with radiation or chemotherapy. This is an extremely important point that all patients and multi-disciplinary physician teams should be proactive about so that fertility options are explored prior to treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Chemotherapy can be even more damaging when patients are at the later part of their reproductive years. Ask your oncologist for a referral to a fertility specialist who can offer treatments such as egg and/or embryo preservation before you begin chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 cycles of chemotherapy so far for metastic colon cancer shows therapy working , if 2 cycles are missed due to ill health , will cancer start growing agsin ?
No: If 3 cycles of chemo given and well tolerated, evaluation might show stability or regression if drugs working. If missing 2 cycles, this will not allow further regression while off medication, but if resumed a further response may be defined. Most combo drugs for colon cancer may show a termporary response but not cure. The newer combinations with Immunochemotherapy more effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) related t1 g3 bladder cancer. Not candidate for cystectomy, or chemo due to previous chemo, any studies that radx is worthwhile alone.
See below: Please clarify a few things for me - you said t1, high grade disease? Chemo is not needed. The standard of care is still intravesical immunotherapy with bcg. Intravesical Mitomycin c, bcg with interferon, or gemcitabine are also used. Cystectomy for t1 disease is typically reserved for bcg-refractory cases. Most radiation data is from europe and involves >t2 tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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