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Seed Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Zap Fertility

Reuters,  Feb 1, 2012

Radioactive "seeds" that are sometimes used to treat early prostate cancer may do widespread damage to the DNA in a man's sperm, a small study finds. Known as brachytherapy, the treatment involves implanting radiation-emitting pellets into the prostate gland to kill off cancer cells. The damage, researchers say, would seem to be enough to make a man infertile. And they should be aware of that going into treatment.

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