Testicular cancer

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Treatments for testicular cancer can include:

  • surgery
  • surveillance
  • radiation therapy (radiotherapy)
  • chemotherapy
  • palliative care.

Most men with testicular cancer have one or more of these treatments. Not all treatments are suitable for every man with testicular cancer.

Choose the option that best suits your situation

The type of surgery you have depends on your cancer.
Some men may have regular check-ups instead of further treatment after surgery.
Radiation therapy is a way of treating cancers using X-rays or other types of radiation.
Chemotherapy, also known as chemo, is a way of treating cancer using drugs.
Palliative care deals with managing symptoms and improving quality of life.

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