Harvard Perspectives on Prostate Disease

One couple's story: Handling prostate cancer in the face of differing biopsies

One couple's story: Handling prostate cancer in the face of differing biopsies

Several years ago, Elliot and Elizabeth Boyd* sought the help of a urologist who specializes in treating male sexual and reproductive issues and infertility. Elliot underwent varicocele repair, a procedure that can improve male fertility by eliminating blood flow to a swollen network of veins leading to the testicles. He also began taking clomiphene (Clomid), a drug that spurs the body's production of testosterone, and thus sperm. (For more information about clomiphene, see "Exogenous vs. endogenous testosterone.")

*Editor's note: The couple's names and certain biographical details have been changed to preserve their privacy. All medical details are as they reported them.

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