Urologic Cancers

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Prostate & Other Urologic Cancers

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer surgery

At NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Cancer Center, we customize your testicular cancer treatment to your needs. The most common treatment for testicular cancer is surgery to remove the tumor.

  • "Radical inguinal orchiectomy" involves removal of the cancerous testicle(s). All testicular tumors are typically treated with this surgery, even those that have spread.
  • "Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection" is a surgery that removes the lymph nodes that are located behind the organs in your abdomen. Some patients have this procedure.

Active surveillance

After surgery, many patients with stage I testicular cancer just need monitoring, with additional treatment only if cancer returns.

Chemotherapy

Some patients who have had testicular cancer surgery then receive chemotherapy to kill any remaining cancer cells in the body and reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. Your doctor will tell you if chemotherapy is recommended for you.

Precision radiation therapy

Testicular seminomas are extremely sensitive to radiation. Our radiation oncologists frequently use external beam radiation therapy after surgery to destroy any cancer cells that may have spread to nearby lymph nodes.

Preserving fertility

Testicular cancer and its treatment can adversely affect male fertility. Many patients who develop testicular cancer are in their mid-20s and are understandably concerned about their ability to have children in the future. Our fertility specialists can work with you to address your concerns and discuss your options for fertility preservation.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Division of Urology