After surgery, radiation therapy or ADT for prostate cancer, most men become infertile. This means they can no longer father children naturally. If you may want to have children in the future, you and your partner should talk to your doctor about the options before treatment starts. You may be able to store some sperm at a fertility clinic for use at a later time when you are ready to start a family.

To find out more, call Cancer Council 13 11 20 or see Fertility and cancer.

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