Mr Gurminder Mann
Additional treatment may be required but this depends on many factors. These treatments may include chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Testicular cancer is very treatable and overall survival is as high as 98% after 5 years. Every man should regularly check their testicles from puberty onwards and become familiar with their own layout. Anything new, or different, should be brought to the attention of a doctor immediately. Men should go and see their GP without delay - men should also remember that in most cases new lumps are NOT cancer but the only way to be sure is to GET IT CHECKED. As already stated above, testicular cancer is nearly always curable if it is found early.
Professor Christopher Eden
Surgery to remove the testis and then monitoring, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and/or retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. The treatment depends on the tumour type and the stage at diagnosis.
Mr Sachin Agrawal
For the majority surgical removal of the testis called a radical orchidectomy is the first step. This is done through a small cut in the groin.
Your surgeon will also discuss options of sperm banking to preserve fertility and those of an artificial testicle.
Occasionally a biopsy of the remaining testis is also performed.
Some patients need further treatment in the form of chemotherapy for high-risk disease or surgery to remove areas of spread from the abdomen called a RPLND (retro-peritoneal lymph node dissection).