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Men’s fertility after male breast cancer


A breast cancer diagnosis doesn’t mean the end of a healthy sex life. But you may experience side effects from hormonal therapy that impact your sexual performance. Many men being treated for breast cancer report difficulty maintaining an erection or reaching orgasm, or simply a lower overall sexual desire.

Medicines for erectile dysfunction such as sildenafil citrate (Viagra) or tadalafil (Cialis) may help and are often prescribed for men with breast cancer. A talk therapist, especially one who specializes in couples’ issues, may also be helpful if there are any specific issues or concerns you or your partner may have.

If you are interested in having children, you may want to consider visiting a sperm bank before starting chemotherapy. Sperm samples can be frozen and stored for years after collection. You can look online to find a sperm bank near you.



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