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Does chemotherapy make a man permanently infertile?

Does chemotherapy make a man permanently infertile?

Usually not: Chemo is toxic to sperm for a minimum of 2 years and up to 5 years. Some chemo regimens are worse than others also. To be safe, bank sperm prior to treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Does radiation therapy for testicular cancer make you sterile?

Does radiation therapy for testicular cancer make you sterile?

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 more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Adriamycin (doxorubicin) make you sterile?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Adriamycin (doxorubicin) make you sterile?

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

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Can Depo-Provera make you infertile ?

Can Depo-Provera make you infertile ?

No: I assume you mean depo-provera, the contraceptive shot? No, it doesn't affect your fertility at all, but -and this is important - it can take up to one year (or more) for normal cycels to resume once you stop. ...Read more

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Can tuberculosis make me infertile?

Can tuberculosis make me infertile?

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 more

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Can women get radiation treatment and chemo while enduring a radical vasectomy?

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Can women get radiation treatment and chemo while enduring a radical vasectomy?

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

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How would x-rays and chemotherapy affect male fertility?

How would x-rays and chemotherapy affect male fertility?

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 more

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Will chemotherapy make me infertile or cause me problems fathering a child?

Will chemotherapy make me infertile or cause me problems fathering a child?

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 more

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Do antidepressants make men less fertile?

Do antidepressants make men less fertile?

Maybe: One study out of cornell-weill medical center looked at Prozac (fluoxetine) in men with subfertility and did find reduction in sperm counts and motility. ...Read more

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Do they give chemotherapy for aplastic anemia?

Do they give chemotherapy for aplastic anemia?

For BMT...: Chemotherapy is given to ablate the bone marrow when you treat aplastic anemia with a bone marrow transplant. Otherwise, immunosuppressive medications are the standard of care for treatment. ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy make everyone lose their hair?

Why does chemotherapy make everyone lose their hair?

Chemotherapy halts t: Chemotherapy hurts the body cells that grow rapidly, so hair and skin are affected commonly. But not all chemotherapy drugs cause hair loss, some cause mild, others cause total hair loss. Yet a few them cause no hair loss. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 more

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Will taking male hormones make me more aggressive?

Will taking male hormones make me more aggressive?

Male hormones: I presume you are a female. Do not take male hormones unless to genuinely want to undergo identity change. I do not see identity change patients unless they are referred by a Psychologist. ...Read more

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Do taking hair vitamins make fibroid tumors grow?

Do taking hair vitamins make fibroid tumors grow?

Not sure about this.: Fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus. The exact cause remains unknown. However, its growth is stimulated by hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. I am not sure of vitamins being associated with it. So will research this one. ...Read more

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Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) related t1 g3 bladder cancer. Not candidate for cystectomy, or chemo due to previous chemo, any studies that radx is worthwhile alone.

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 more

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Do cellphones make men less fertile?

No: No good data on this. I haven't seen any studies that have shown a clear correlation. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more