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Can men who had cancer in one testicle have kids?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The remaining testicle can still be functioning.
A sperm study can be done to see if there are any issues. The other treatments like radiation and chemotherapy can impact this but may also leave sperm function unaffected.

In brief: Yes

The remaining testicle can still be functioning.
A sperm study can be done to see if there are any issues. The other treatments like radiation and chemotherapy can impact this but may also leave sperm function unaffected.
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Dr. George Klauber
Sperm banking is worth considering treatment includes chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. This involves having some semen frozen rapidly and stored as long as necessary. Can be discarded if
Dr. George Klauber
no longer required if subject is fertile after treatment.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No reason why not

Except that those with teticular cancer tend to have low sperm counts, even before diagnosis, but certainly after anesthesia.
Checking shortly after may show low numbers and weak swimmers. If going to chemotherapy, makes sperm banking an issue. Counts and fertility can change with time.

In brief: No reason why not

Except that those with teticular cancer tend to have low sperm counts, even before diagnosis, but certainly after anesthesia.
Checking shortly after may show low numbers and weak swimmers. If going to chemotherapy, makes sperm banking an issue. Counts and fertility can change with time.
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Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Anti-Aging Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

If you had radiation and or chemo, it may have done permanent damage to your ability to make viable sperm! if no significant damage was done and you had a simple orchyectomy then you have good chances of being virile.

In brief: Yes and no

If you had radiation and or chemo, it may have done permanent damage to your ability to make viable sperm! if no significant damage was done and you had a simple orchyectomy then you have good chances of being virile.
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