A 40-year-old member asked:

How dangerous are testicular cancers?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Lethal if untreated: Testicular cancers can spread to other body parts (back, lungs, brain, etc.) if not treated or if not detected early. Thankfully, even very advanced testicular cancers can be very effectively treated and cured in most patients (example lance armstrong). Treatments include chemotherapy, surgery, radiation and bone marrow transplants in select cases.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
Www.cancer.net: Generally depends on several factors e.g. The histology, stage, etc. Here is an excellent resource guide for patients on www.Cancer.Net on testicular cancer: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/testicular-cancer.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 18-year-old female asked:
How do I know if I have testicular cancer?
4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
How quickly does testicular cancer spread?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 44-year-old member asked:
How quickly can testicular cancer develop?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 37-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of testicular cancer?
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
How quickly does testicular cancer spreads?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Last updated Dec 8, 2012
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.