Debunking the Myth About Vasectomy Reversals and Prostate Cancer

If you have been considering a vasectomy reversal, then there is a chance you may have encountered a persistent myth regarding vasectomies, reversals, and prostate cancer. Although it is true that some studies in the past have linked vasectomies to higher risks of prostate cancer, newer research has resoundingly confirmed that this is not the case for either vasectomies or vasectomy reversal surgeries.

This myth has remained around since the studies first surfaced in the early 1990s. However, research has since dispelled this myth. Having a vasectomy—or having a vasectomy reversal—has no impact on your risk of developing prostate cancer. Your vasectomy reversal surgeon can address any concerns you have about this myth during your procedure consultation.

If you’re wondering if you could be a candidate for vasectomy reversal surgery, make an appointment at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal. Dr. Green in Sarasota is pleased to answer all of your questions about the surgery, from what to expect as you heal to your odds of conceiving after the reversal. To learn more, please call (941) 894-6428.