Can Prostate Cancer Cause Infertility?

No. Prostate cancer itself does not directly cause infertility. However, if the cancer grows large enough, it can cause symptoms such as erectile dysfunction or ejaculatory problems, which could indirectly affect a man's fertility.

Also, treatments for prostate cancer can affect fertility. Radical prostatectomy involves the complete removal of the prostate gland and seminal vesicles, which results in the inability to ejaculate semen. This procedure for prostate cancer causes infertility.

Radiation therapy can damage the testicles and reduce the sperm count, affecting fertility. It can also cause hormonal changes that reduce sexual drive and cause erectile dysfunction. Hormone therapy, or androgen deprivation therapy, a common treatment for prostate cancer, can lower sperm count and affect libido, leading to infertility.

If you wish to father children after your treatment, there are several strategies to preserve fertility. Discuss it with your doctor before starting therapy rather than relying on the internet.

Disclaimer: This blog post is intended solely for informational purposes. It is not meant to serve as medical advice. For professional medical guidance, please consult your doctor.

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