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how dangerous are testicular cancers?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
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Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
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.
Answered on Dec 8, 2012

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