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Testicle Removal to Assist Prostate Cancer

07/23/2010

Question:

I read the article about removing both testicles for testosterone reduction. Q: Could one testicle be removed, reducing testosterone production. Hormone therapy, with EBRT and "seed" implants? Thanks.

Answer:

Removing one testicle will not reduce the testosterone. The remaining testicle will still produce normal levels of testosterone.

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Response by:

Lee E Ponsky, MD Lee E Ponsky, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University