NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,408 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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testicular shielding
(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.