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Testicular cancer typically spreads to the lungs and neck area? Would a chest X-ray show this?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Most testis cancer

Is confined to the testis.
When spread is suspect, particularly with markers (hcg/afp), more complex imaging (ct's, head, chest, abdomen, pelvis) is done. Testis almost always spreads to abdominal & pelvic nodes before distantly to lungs and brain.

In brief: Most testis cancer

Is confined to the testis.
When spread is suspect, particularly with markers (hcg/afp), more complex imaging (ct's, head, chest, abdomen, pelvis) is done. Testis almost always spreads to abdominal & pelvic nodes before distantly to lungs and brain.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Manoj Reddy
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Work up

Work-up for a testicular mass would include history, physical, labs- afp, bhcg, ldh, chemistry, chest x-ray, and testicular ultrasound.
Further treatment management depends on pathological type pure seminoma or non-seminomatous germ cell. But each case is different an you should discuss with your urologist and oncologist (medical and/or radiation oncologist). General info nccn.Org and cancer.Gov.

In brief: Work up

Work-up for a testicular mass would include history, physical, labs- afp, bhcg, ldh, chemistry, chest x-ray, and testicular ultrasound.
Further treatment management depends on pathological type pure seminoma or non-seminomatous germ cell. But each case is different an you should discuss with your urologist and oncologist (medical and/or radiation oncologist). General info nccn.Org and cancer.Gov.
Dr. Manoj Reddy
Dr. Manoj Reddy
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