Feeling like cancer is your fault is unfortunately something a lot of survivors struggle with. In Todd Rosenbluth’s case, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in his late 20s. The cancer was detected early, thanks to his wife urging him to go to his annual doctor check-up, and was able to be removed with surgery. But when Todd and his wife decided they wanted to have a child after Todd’s bout with cancer, they ran into some fertility issues.
Testicular cancer is not supposed to affect fertility — at least that’s what Todd’s doctors kept telling him. But when he and his wife began trying to have a baby, and running into issues, Todd couldn’t help but feel responsible. “Unrelated to the testicular cancer, my wife and I did have fertility issues,” Todd says. “We had been trying for four years to have a child. They tell you it’s not related to the fertility issues at all. But in your head, when you’re having all these troubles, and you did lose a testicle, you feel the blame.”Read More