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How is testicular cancer treated? What are the side-effects of treatment?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: The offending testis

Is removed via an inguinal incision.
Hcg/alpha feto protein measures, ct abd/pel to assess nodes. If disease confined to testis, observation ok, single carboplatinum diminishes risk/surveillance. If more advanced, cycles of chemotherapy are curative.

In brief: The offending testis

Is removed via an inguinal incision.
Hcg/alpha feto protein measures, ct abd/pel to assess nodes. If disease confined to testis, observation ok, single carboplatinum diminishes risk/surveillance. If more advanced, cycles of chemotherapy are curative.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple approaches

Mutliple combinations of treatments are used very successfully.
Usually surgical removal of that testes is first. Subsequently, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy may be used depending on the cancer stage. Side effects of surgery are minor. Side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy are as described on healthtap but long-term side effects are less.

In brief: Multiple approaches

Mutliple combinations of treatments are used very successfully.
Usually surgical removal of that testes is first. Subsequently, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy may be used depending on the cancer stage. Side effects of surgery are minor. Side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy are as described on healthtap but long-term side effects are less.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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