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Will chemotherapy make you sterile?

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Dr. Michael Benjamin
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Maybe

Chemo can definitely reduce fertility.
I discuss fertility with all patients of childbearing age, and offer sperm banking to men, and referral to a fertility expert for egg harvest for women. Menstruation after chemo is generally a marker for fertility. Chemo can induce damage to the genes in sperm and eggs, and patients shouldn't conceive during chemo due to risk of birth defects.

In brief: Maybe

Chemo can definitely reduce fertility.
I discuss fertility with all patients of childbearing age, and offer sperm banking to men, and referral to a fertility expert for egg harvest for women. Menstruation after chemo is generally a marker for fertility. Chemo can induce damage to the genes in sperm and eggs, and patients shouldn't conceive during chemo due to risk of birth defects.
Dr. Michael Benjamin
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