Testicular Cancer Treatment

Some cancer treatments raise your risk of infertility. Talk to your doctor about sperm banking before any testicular cancer treatment.

Determining your Treatment Options

Testicular cancer treatment depends on the type and stage of the cancer as well as other factors such as your age, overall health and personal preferences. Your team of doctors will take all of that into account with the treatments they recommend.

Testicular Cancer Treatment in Burlington, VT

Testicular cancer treatment options at Fletcher Allen include:

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy treats cancer by destroying cancer cells using different types of medication.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy uses high-energy beams, such as X-rays and protons, to destroy cancer cells.

Surgery

Surgery is the primary treatment for almost all testicular cancer types and stages.

  • Testicle Removal Surgery (radical inguinal orchiectomy)
    Your surgeon makes an incision (cut) in your groin and takes out the entire testicle through the opening. Then if you choose, a prosthetic, saline-filled testicle can be inserted. Patients receive anesthetics during this surgery.
  • Lymph Node Removal Surgery (retroperitoneal lymph node dissection)
    Sometimes the surgeon removes the lymph nodes in your groin at the same time the testicle is removed. Depending on your specific testicular cancer diagnosis, the lymph nodes may be removed later.

Find a Fletcher Allen physician or call us at 877-540-HOPE (4673).