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  • Rune
    There's no risk of birth defects with conception before treatment and depending on the treatment, there's a very good chance of being able to father a child after treatment as well.

    If the treatment consists of chemo, then it's a good idea to wait as Steve mentioned. But I've seen examples of people having a child not too long after chemo with no problems whatsoever.

    There is, however, evidence that people with TC usually have lower fertility than the "normal" population, but that includes pre-treatment. I think getting a fertility test is the way to go.

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  • nzsteve

    Having TC doesnt necessarily make you infertile, so yes, it would be possible. The only way to know for sure in an individual case would be to get a doctor to run some tests. To be safe use protection unless youre looking to have a kid.

    I dont really know about birth defects, but I wouldnt have thought so. I was advised to not rush into having children during/after chemo, but I dont know of any issues you would have before any treatment. Probably best to check with a doctor if you are concerned though.

    Hope that helps,


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  • hopesfallen
    started a topic Questions


    Is it possible to get a girl pregnant if you have testicular cancer
    that hasnt been treated yet? Also,is it possible that the baby
    will be born with birth defects?