Cancer Guide

On Cancer: New Information about Testicular Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering

By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Pictured: George Bosl Medical oncologist George Bosl specializes in testicular cancer treatment

With recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of testicular cancer (germ cell tumors), most men – especially those with early-stage tumors – can expect to survive the disease. Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Sidney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers are among the most experienced in treating testicular cancer, caring for nearly 300 men who are diagnosed each year.

Explore our newly updated guide to testicular cancer care to learn about how our physicians diagnose and stage this type of cancer. Our specialists work as a team to plan the appropriate treatment for you – typically surgery for early-stage tumors, with the addition of chemotherapy reserved for more advanced tumors.  

You can also learn about our clinical trials for men with untreated or relapsed advanced testicular cancer. In addition, our survivorship and support services feature information from our male sexual health and reproduction experts, including resources for men who want to take steps to preserve their fertility.

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Im from PR. My 18 y son had a testicle cancer- teratoma. The urologist remove his testicle. Now he is waiting for a retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.
I read that in your hospital you use the nerve sparing surgical procedure, to preserve the fertility. I would like to know if you can send me information about the procedure, evaluation process and financial help available, if the medical insurance has no cover for this. I'll apreciate your answer.

Thank you for your comment. You can learn more about retroperitoneal lymph node dissection and testicular cancer treatment here: http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/adult/testicular-germ-cell-tumors/treatment. If you'd like to learn more about making an appointment and financial assistance at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, please call 800-525-2225. Thanks for your comment.

April is such an important month in my book! You see, I write for a cancer awareness blog, and this month serves a very special purpose for public health. April is designated as Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, and with nearly 9,000 men being diagnosed each year, I would say that this is really important! I know that I was rather shocked when I first heard that this was the most common form of cancer diagnosed in males between the ages of 15 and 35 (that is a scary young age range). If you want, please check out my post at: http://www.knowcancer.com/blog/testicular-cancer-awareness-month/

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