Damage Related to Cancer and its Treatment

Cancer treatment and not cancer itself often has a negative impact on fertility. Some common treatments and their effects on fertility are as followsDamage-Related-to-Cancer-and-its-Treatment

  • Radiation therapy slows down or stops sperm production if radiation occurs near or in the testicles
  • Drugs used in alkylating chemotherapy, or high doses of chemotherapy or a combination of chemotherapy and radiation may increase risk of infertility
  • Surgeries that remove the seminal vesicles and prostrate (for treatment of prostrate or bladder cancer) can cause problems with semen production.