NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- testicular shielding
- listen (tes-TIH-kyoo-ler SHEEL-ding)
- A procedure used to help keep a man fertile by preventing damage to the testicles during radiation therapy. A protective shield is placed over the scrotum (the external sac that contains the testicles) during radiation to the pelvic area. Testicular shielding is a type of fertility preservation.