Testicular Cancer

When you come to Winship Cancer Institute for testicular cancer treatment, you have a multidisciplinary team of experts dedicated to your well-being. To request an appointment, call (404) 778-1900.

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University offers advanced treatments for testicular cancer patients in Georgia and the Southeast.

When detected at an early stage, testicular cancer is very treatable with a cure rate close to 99-percent. Your Winship care team draws on Emory’s vast resources in surgical oncology, radiation therapy and medical oncology to provide the newest, most effective practices and treatments for testicular cancer.

Our multidisciplinary care teams include oncology surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, pharmacists and advanced practice nurses with expertise in testicular cancer. As specialists, our teams develop groundbreaking surgeries and treatments that produce better outcomes and are adopted by other leading cancer centers.

The benefits of our multidisciplinary and highly experienced teams include:

  • Access to doctors and surgeons who rank among the top cancer experts in the world.
  • Weekly review of patient cases by the full team of experts.
  • Coordinated scheduling for appointments among various specialties.
  • Access to a nurse navigator to assist you throughout the treatment process.
  • Access to support programs and groups for you and your caregivers.
  • Availability of new treatment options within our clinical trials program.

Request an Appointment

If you have been diagnosed with testicular cancer, we are ready to help you. Call us at 1 (888) 946-7447 or (404) 778-1900 to make an appointment with a genitourinary specialist. Winship experts are available to provide a second opinion.

We understand that this is a very stressful time. We welcome your questions and requests for help. Learn what to expect on your first visit.

Testicular cancer is responsible for one to two percent of all cancers in men.

Winship physicians are experts in detecting and diagnosing testicular cancer. They will start with a physical examination and patient history. A scrotal ultrasound may be used to determine whether the mass is inside or outside the testicle. Additional tests such as CT scan and serum protein tumor marker are often used for further diagnosis and staging.

For reliable, in-depth information about cancer symptoms, staging and diagnosis, visit CancerQuest, an educational and outreach program at Emory University. 

Surgery is the primary treatment for testicular cancer treatment with a radical inguinal orchiectomy, the surgical removal of the entire testicle and spermatic cord.

Once the testicle is removed, a pathologist will determine whether it is either a seminoma or nonseminoma. Seminomas are thought to develop from cells that produce sperm and nonseminomas are thought to develop from any of the other cells of the testicle. Nonseminomas and seminomas are treated differently, but treatment will include one or more of the following:

Chemotherapy: This therapy uses drugs to kill testicular cancer cells. This type of treatment may be used on testicular cancer of any stage.

Lymph node removal: This type of testicular cancer treatment involves removing local lymph nodes and may be used to treat testicular cancer of any stage. Here at Winship, our doctors have pioneered a groin dissection technique for the removal of lymph nodes that improves recovery and lowers the risk of infection.

Radiation Therapy: This uses high-energy waves to kill cancer cells. This type of treatment may be used to treat a seminoma of any stage, but is generally not used for nonseminomas.

Observation: This is usually only an option in compliant patients with stage I testicular cancers.

Clinical Trials

Consider talking with your doctor about participating in a clinical trial at Winship. Through these trials, you may have access to treatments for prostate cancer that are not widely available.

Supportive Oncology Care

In addition to delivering the highest quality medical care, we recognize the importance of the psychological and emotional aspects of living with a cancer diagnosis and of dealing with treatment. Our supportive oncology team addresses these issues in a timely manner with additional support from counselorsnurse navigatorsdietitians and social service professionals.

Male Reproductive and Pelvic Health Care

For many patients with testicular cancer, particularly younger patients, treatment may impact your ability to have children in the future, your sexual activity and your pelvic health. Our experts can help you address male infertility, or help you manage side effects caused by treatment such as erectile dysfunction.

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Rebecca Arnold LCSW, OSW-C

  • Social Worker
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Rebecca Arnold LCSW, OSW-C

Rebecca Arnold LCSW, OSW-C

Wendy Baer MD

  • Psychiatric Oncologist
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Wendy Baer MD

Wendy Baer MD

Tiffany Barrett MS, RD, CSO, LD

  • Nutrition Advisor
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                                 Tiffany Barrett MS, RD, CSO, LD
Tiffany Barrett MS, RD, CSO, LD

Tiffany Barrett MS, RD, CSO, LD

  • Ms. Barrett leads the nutritional services team at all Winship locations providing personalized nutrition advice to patients who are undergoing cancer treatment.
  • Manager of Winship Dietitians, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-5646

Deborah A. Baumgarten MD, MPH, FACR, FSAR

  • Radiologist
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Deborah A. Baumgarten MD, MPH, FACR, FSAR

Deborah A. Baumgarten MD, MPH, FACR, FSAR

  • Dr. Baumgarten specializes in diagnostic imaging of genitourinary cancers including renal cell, bladder, testicular, and ovarian cancer.
  • Professor, Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-7777

Mehmet Asim Bilen MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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Mehmet Asim Bilen MD

Mehmet Asim Bilen MD

Whitney Bond RD, LD

  • Nutrition Advisor
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Whitney Bond RD, LD

Whitney Bond RD, LD

  • Ms. Bond offers personalized nutrition advice to optimize health throughout the stages of cancer, from diagnosis to survivorship.
  • Registered Dietitian, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-1900

Russell Brown LCSW

  • Social Worker
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Russell Brown LCSW

Russell Brown LCSW

  • Mr. Brown works with gastrointestinal, genitourinary, breast cancer, brain cancer, gynecological, aerodigestive, and sarcoma patients at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
  • Social Worker, Medical Oncology, Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • (404) 686-5191

Brendan M. Browne MD

  • Urologist
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Brendan M. Browne MD

Brendan M. Browne MD

Valerie Buckley MS, CSO, RD, LD

  • Nutrition Advisor
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                                 Valerie Buckley MS, CSO, RD, LD
Valerie Buckley MS, CSO, RD, LD

Valerie Buckley MS, CSO, RD, LD

  • A Registered Dietitian, Ms. Buckley provides cancer patients who are undergoing treatment at Winship Cancer Institute with personalized nutrition advice.
  • Clinical Dietitian, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-0296

Bradley C. Carthon MD, PhD

  • Medical Oncologist
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Bradley C. Carthon MD, PhD

Bradley C. Carthon MD, PhD

  • As part of the genitourinary oncology team, Dr. Carthon treats patients with prostate, bladder, and renal cancers and other genitourinary malignancies.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Hark C. Chang MD

  • Urologist
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Hark C. Chang MD

Hark C. Chang MD

  • As part of the urology team, Dr. Chang sees new patients to carry out the initial diagnostic work up for all genitourinary cancers.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-4898

Hannah H. Collins NP

  • Nurse Practitioner
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Hannah H. Collins NP

Hannah H. Collins NP

Kimberly A. Curseen MD

  • Supportive Oncologist
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Kimberly A. Curseen MD

Kimberly A. Curseen MD

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Dr. Curseen is the primary provider for the Supportive Oncology Clinic at Winship.
  • Director of Supportive and Palliative Care Outpatient Services , Emory Healthcare
  • (404) 778-6448

Frank Eady LMSW

  • Social Worker
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Frank Eady LMSW

Frank Eady LMSW

  • Mr. Eady assists genitourinary, gastrointestinal and surgical oncology patients treated at Winship.
  • Social Worker, GI/GU Cancer and Surgical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-5976

Christopher Filson MD, MS

  • Urologist
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Christopher Filson MD, MS

Christopher Filson MD, MS

Heather G. Gatcombe MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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                                 Heather G. Gatcombe MD
Heather G. Gatcombe MD

Heather G. Gatcombe MD

Lara Harik MD

  • Pathologist
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Lara Harik MD

Lara Harik MD

  • Dr. Harik is a board certified pathologist specializing in genitourinary cancer and thyroid cancer.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 712-5947

Wayne B. Harris MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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Wayne B. Harris MD

Wayne B. Harris MD

  • Dr. Harris specializes in genitourinary cancers such as bladder cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
  • Assistant Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • (404) 778-1900

Elise Hitron MSN, FNP-C

  • Nurse Practitioner
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Elise Hitron MSN, FNP-C

Elise Hitron MSN, FNP-C

Andrea K. Huffman PA-C

  • Physician Assistant
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Andrea K. Huffman PA-C

Andrea K. Huffman PA-C

Muta M. Issa MD, FACS, MBA

  • Urologist
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                                 Muta M. Issa MD, FACS, MBA
Muta M. Issa MD, FACS, MBA

Muta M. Issa MD, FACS, MBA

  • Dr. Issa's clinical and research interests include urological oncology, stones, endourology, minimally invasive surgery, clinical outcomes, and healthcare economics and operational strategies.
  • Professor, Department of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-4898

Ashesh B. Jani MD, MSEE, FASTRO

  • Radiation Oncologist
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Ashesh B. Jani MD, MSEE, FASTRO

Ashesh B. Jani MD, MSEE, FASTRO

  • Dr. Jani specializes in the treatment of genitourinary malignancies including cancer of the prostate, bladder, kidney, testes and urethra.
  • Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-3473

Shreyas S. Joshi MD, MPH

  • Urologist
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Shreyas S. Joshi MD, MPH

Shreyas S. Joshi MD, MPH

Sandra J. Karem LCSW

  • Social Worker
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Sandra J. Karem LCSW

Sandra J. Karem LCSW

Rachel Keller RD, LD

  • Nutrition Advisor
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Rachel Keller RD, LD

Rachel Keller RD, LD

Ashish Khanna MD

  • Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist
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Ashish Khanna MD

Ashish Khanna MD

  • Dr. Khanna focuses on the identification and treatment of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and other issues resulting from cancer and related treatments.
  • Director of Cancer Rehabilitation, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-1900

Omer Kucuk MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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Omer Kucuk MD

Omer Kucuk MD

  • A medical oncologist with a major interest in nutrition and cancer prevention, Dr. Kucuk mainly treats patients with prostate, bladder and kidney cancer.
  • Professor and Correll Chair in Genitourinary Cancer, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Colleen Lewis NP

  • Nurse Practitioner
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Colleen Lewis NP

Colleen Lewis NP

  • Ms. Lewis is Director of Clinical Operations for the Phase I Clinical Trials Program at Winship Cancer Institute.
  • Director of Clinical Operations, Phase I Clinical Trials Program, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-1900

Praphasiri "Nuit" Luangruangrong BBA, BSN, RN, CRNI

  • Nurse Navigator
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Praphasiri "Nuit" Luangruangrong BBA, BSN, RN, CRNI

Praphasiri "Nuit" Luangruangrong BBA, BSN, RN, CRNI

Viraj Master MD, PhD, FACS

  • Urologist
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Viraj Master MD, PhD, FACS

Viraj Master MD, PhD, FACS

  • Dr. Master is a renowned national expert in the surgical treatment of kidney cancer particularly a complex variety that extends into the main blood vessels and the heart.
  • Director of Integrative Oncology and Survivorship, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-4898

Akanksha Mehta MD

  • Urologist
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Akanksha Mehta MD

Akanksha Mehta MD

  • Dr. Mehta specializes in men's health and cancer survivorship care, including the preservation and treatment of fertility and sexual function.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-4898

Melvin R. Moore MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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Melvin R. Moore MD

Melvin R. Moore MD

  • Dr. Moore treats head and neck, lung and genitourinary cancer patients at Grady Memorial Hospital.
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 489-9000

Vikram M. Narayan MD

  • Urologist
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Vikram M. Narayan MD

Vikram M. Narayan MD

  • Dr. Narayan specializes in the surgical treatment of urologic cancers and has a research focus in the management of bladder and urothelial cancers.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-4898

Bassel Nazha MD, MPH

  • Medical Oncologist
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Bassel Nazha MD, MPH

Bassel Nazha MD, MPH

Janice M. Newsome MD, FSIR

  • Interventional Radiologist
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                                 Janice M. Newsome MD, FSIR
Janice M. Newsome MD, FSIR

Janice M. Newsome MD, FSIR

  • Dr. Newsome's clinical specialties include uterine fibroid embolization, ablative and catheter-directed treatments for cancer, among others.
  • Division Director and Chief, Interventional Radiology and Image-Guided Medicine, Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • (404) 778-4747

Kenneth Ogan MD

  • Urologist
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Kenneth Ogan MD

Kenneth Ogan MD

Adeboye O. Osunkoya MD

  • Pathologist
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                                 Adeboye O. Osunkoya MD
Adeboye O. Osunkoya MD

Adeboye O. Osunkoya MD

  • Dr. Osunkoya is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in urologic pathology.
  • Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 712-5867

Sandra Parker NP-C

  • Team Member
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Sandra Parker NP-C

Sandra Parker NP-C

  • Ms. Parker is an advanced registered nurse practitioner in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
  • Nurse Practitioner, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
  • (678) 843-7004

Pretesh Patel MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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Pretesh Patel MD

Pretesh Patel MD

  • Dr. Patel specializes in the treatment of genitourinary and gastrointestinal malignancies as well as the use of high-dose rate brachytherapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy and proton therapy.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-3473

Caroline Peacock LCSW, MDiv

  • Spiritual Health Provider
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                                 Caroline Peacock LCSW, MDiv
Caroline Peacock LCSW, MDiv

Caroline Peacock LCSW, MDiv

  • Caroline leads the Winship Spiritual Health Team in the work of offering compassionate, inclusive, supportive, evidence based care to patients, families and staff.
  • Director of Spiritual Health, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (470) 446-7844

M. Yawar J. Qadri MD, PhD

  • Pain Management Specialist
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                                 M. Yawar J. Qadri MD, PhD
M. Yawar J. Qadri MD, PhD

M. Yawar J. Qadri MD, PhD

  • A cancer pain management expert, Dr. Qadri collaborates with oncologists at Winship to treat patients with cancer suffering from chronic pain symptoms.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 686-2410

Margaret A. Riso MD

  • Pain Management Specialist
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                                 Margaret A. Riso MD
Margaret A. Riso MD

Margaret A. Riso MD

Chad W.M. Ritenour MD, FACS

  • Urologist
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                                 Chad W.M. Ritenour MD, FACS
Chad W.M. Ritenour MD, FACS

Chad W.M. Ritenour MD, FACS

Nikhil T. Sebastian MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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Nikhil T. Sebastian MD

Nikhil T. Sebastian MD

Aarti Sekhar MD

  • Radiologist
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Aarti Sekhar MD

Aarti Sekhar MD

  • Dr. Sekhar specializes in image-guided interventions for the treatment of gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-9729

Jay Shelton MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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                                 Jay Shelton MD
Jay Shelton MD

Jay Shelton MD

  • Located at the Loughlin Radiation Oncology Center at Grady, Dr. Shelton treats lung and genitourinary cancer patients.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 616-6343

Vinita Singh MD

  • Pain Management Specialist
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Vinita Singh MD

Vinita Singh MD

  • Dr. Singh collaborates with oncologists to provide state-of-the-art therapies to cancer patients suffering from pain symptoms.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 686-2410

Emily C. Vereen MSW

  • Social Worker
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Emily C. Vereen MSW

Emily C. Vereen MSW

Nan Xiang MD

  • Pain Management Specialist
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                                 Nan Xiang MD
Nan Xiang MD

Nan Xiang MD

Ali J. Zarrabi MD

  • Palliative Oncologist
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                                 Ali J. Zarrabi MD
Ali J. Zarrabi MD

Ali J. Zarrabi MD

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