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Testicular Cancer

Treatment for Testicular Cancer

Specific treatment for testicular cancer will be determined by your physician based on:

  • Your age, overall health, and medical history
  • Type of testicular cancer
  • Extent and location of the disease
  • Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
  • Expectations for the course of the disease
  • Your opinion or preference

There are several kinds of treatments for testicular cancer, including:

  • Surgery (to remove the tumor and the testicle, and possibly lymph nodes in the back of the abdomen)
  • Radiation therapy (to destroy cancer cells or slow the rate of growth)
  • Chemotherapy (drugs are used to destroy cancer cells throughout the body)
  • High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation; removing stem cells from the patient's or a donor's bone marrow and reinfusing them into the patient to help in production of healthy blood cells.

Locations for Testicular Cancer