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What is the effect of x-rays and chemo on male fertility?

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Dr. Paul Turek
Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Generally bad

Depending on the dose, xrays and chemotherapy can not only render men infertile but also sterile.
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In brief: Generally bad

Depending on the dose, xrays and chemotherapy can not only render men infertile but also sterile.
Read more at: http://theturekclinic.Com/services/male-fertility/male-fertility-preservation/.
Dr. Paul Turek
Dr. Paul Turek
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Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

I think you mean radiation as opposed to x-rays (the imaging test).
The effect of radiation and chemotherapy on male fertility depend on (1) what area of the body is being radiated, (2) what type of chemotherapy drugs are being used. Radiation to the testes in men will damage fertility. Certain chemotherapy drugs can also damage fertility. Best is to speak with your oncologist before treatment.

In brief: It depends

I think you mean radiation as opposed to x-rays (the imaging test).
The effect of radiation and chemotherapy on male fertility depend on (1) what area of the body is being radiated, (2) what type of chemotherapy drugs are being used. Radiation to the testes in men will damage fertility. Certain chemotherapy drugs can also damage fertility. Best is to speak with your oncologist before treatment.
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
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