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Fertility after Cancer
rjsalt posted:
My husband and I met after he successfully won his battle with Testicular Cancer, but not without some recourse. He had both radiation and chemo and had to have one of his testicles removed. He did not save any sperm because at the time he did not think he would have a chance to have another child. After we married we decided that we wanted to find out what our options are. We are working on getting him to see a specialists to see if he has any sperm. I was wondering, if anyone has gotten pregnant after battling cancer and what the different choices my husband and I have. Thank you very much for any information and input anyone can give.
AmyAALC responded:
Thanks for the post and sounds like you're moving in the right direction by seeing a specialist to find out if you husband has return of fertility. His first step will likely be a semen analysis and check with the doctor is this is something that can be checked prior to that appointment so the results are in by the time he meets with the doctor. One testicle can produce plenty of sperm for a pregnancy but the radiation and chemotherapy can cause sterility. It will depend on the dosages of the treatment and types of medications used if he will have return of sperm production. Good luck!

Amy Perkins, MS, TS
Laboratory Supervisor
Arizona Andrology Laboratory & Cryobank
International Center for Vasectomy Reversal

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