To detect it, your doctor, in addition to performing a physical examination and checking your medical history, will request blood tests and imaging studies, such as testicular ultrasound and computed tomography of the abdomen, chest, and pelvis.
Additional tests may also be needed to find out if the cancer has spread to other areas of your body. If the lump is determined to be cancerous, you’ll likely need surgery to remove the testicle and have it tested to find out what type of cancer it is and what to do next.
Treatment and its duration will depend on the type of testicular cancer, how advanced it is, whether it has spread to another part of your body, and your physical condition, but it usually includes:
Each case is different and the combination of therapies varies, so your doctor will determine the optimal treatment plan for you. The short-term goal is the remission of the disease and to achieve a total cure in the long term.
Since its opening in 2009, our Cancer Center offers chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments at the level of the best medical centers in the world through a comprehensive care model for cancer patients.