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Testicular Cancer Treatment and Surgery at Winship

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta, GA offers testicular cancer treatment and therapy for testicle cancer patients (including genitourinary cancers) in Georgia and the Southeast.

Radical Inguinal Orchiectomy
The primary testicular cancer treatment is a radical inguinal orchiectomy, the surgical removal of the entire testicle and spermatic cord.

The removed testicle is sent to a pathologist for examination. The tumor is then further diagnosed as 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 in the testicle.

The staging and type of tumor determine help physicians determine the proper testicular cancer treatment plan.

Nonseminomas and seminomas are treated differently but treatment will include one or more of the following:

  • Chemotherapy
    Uses chemicals to directly kill testicular cancer cells. This type of testicular cancer treatment may be used to treat 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.
     
  • Observation
    This is usually only an option in compliant patients with stage I testicular cancers.
     
  • Radiation
    Uses high-energy waves to directly kill testicular cancer cells. This type of treatment may be used to treat a seminoma of any stage, but is generally not used for nonseminomas.

Testicular Cancer Questions and Appointments

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