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In how many cases is an orchiectomy needed to treat cancer?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Orchiectomy is the
Curative choice in testis cancer, regardless of histology.
It is quite effective as a palliative measure is advanced prostate cancer (disease alrady spread to bones and painful), but often refused by patients, and sometimes not mentioned by doctors. Anti-hormone pharmaceuticals do the same thing at much higher price.

In brief: Orchiectomy is the
Curative choice in testis cancer, regardless of histology.
It is quite effective as a palliative measure is advanced prostate cancer (disease alrady spread to bones and painful), but often refused by patients, and sometimes not mentioned by doctors. Anti-hormone pharmaceuticals do the same thing at much higher price.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Almost all cases
There is virtually no case or testicular cancer where orchiectomy should be avoided.
Possibly a very small, discreet tumor of low malignancy in a solitary testis could be considered for a partial orchiectomy. Surgery is always required.

In brief: Almost all cases
There is virtually no case or testicular cancer where orchiectomy should be avoided.
Possibly a very small, discreet tumor of low malignancy in a solitary testis could be considered for a partial orchiectomy. Surgery is always required.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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