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

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.
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.

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

Surgery first. Initial treatment invovles testicular removal. Thereafter, depending on the stage & type of cancer, patients may need chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. Even advacned cancers can be very successfully treated. Side effects are typically that seen with radiotherapy and chemotherapy but are of limited duration with good recovery. Read more...
Removal of testicle. In early stages depending on type, surgery is the first treatment and may be followed by radiation, chemo or observation. Chemotherapy for advanced stages. Fortunately this is a very curable cancer even in advances stages. Read more...

I have nonseminoma testicular cancer and have to have chemotherapy. What side effects will I be experiencing? What types of activities are restricted?

Here a few highlight. I am sure your oncologist will educate you before giving you chemo. In general, chemo for testicular cancer is associated with considerable side effects like nausea/vomiting and low blood counts which can make you feel weak(due to anemia) and also at some risk for infections. But the treatment course is shorter than any other cancer. So it is 3 months of inconvenience but a likely high cure proba. Read more...

Can you tell me about bep chemo for testicular cancer and experienced post-therapy brain damage or memory loss?

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