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Testicular Cancer

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More than trying, treating.

Cancer Institute of Florida is committed to providing men diagnosed with testicular cancer, which forms in tissues of one or both testicles, the latest and most effective treatments and therapies available. Most testicular cancers begin in germ cells (cells that make sperm) and are called testicular germ cell tumors. These 2 types grow and spread differently and are treated differently. Nonseminomas tend to grow and spread more quickly than seminomas. Seminomas are more sensitive to radiation. A testicular tumor that contains both seminoma and nonseminoma cells is treated as a nonseminoma.

Testicular cancer is most common in young or middle-aged men. As a matter of fact, testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men 20 to 35 years old. It is estimated the 8,590 new cases will be diagnosed in 2012, however, if found early, and depending on the prognosis, testicular cancer is very treatable.

Treatment Options for Testicular Cancer

Testicular Cancer Orlando
There are many treatment and therapy options for those diagnosed with testicular cancer. Depending on the cancer type, stage, tumor size, and number and size of retroperitoneal lymph nodes, the following treatments will be successful in curing testicular cancer:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Vaccine therapy

Risk of Infertility

Certain treatments for testicular cancer can cause infertility that may be permanent. Patients who may wish to have children should consider sperm banking before having treatment. Sperm banking is the process of freezing sperm and storing it for later use.

For detailed information about specific testicular cancer chemotherapy drugs, what they are used for, ways in which they are administered, along with possible therapies, contact us today.