Testicular Cancer - Topic Overview
Chemotherapy is often used for cancer that has spread to
other parts of the body. In some cases, surgery is used to remove that kind of
How will having testicular cancer affect you?
most cases, removing a testicle does not cause long-term sexual problems or
make you unable to father children. But if you had these problems before
treatment, surgery may make them worse. Also, other treatments for cancer may
cause you to become infertile. You may want to think about saving sperm in a
sperm bank. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about
sexual problems or whether you can father children.
choose to get an artificial, or prosthetic, testicle. A surgeon places the
artificial testicle in the scrotum to keep the natural look of the
Unlike many other kinds of cancer, most testicular
cancers grow slowly and respond well to treatments such as chemotherapy and
radiation therapy. But these treatments can cause side effects. Most of the
time, the side effects last only a little while, but there also are longer-term
side effects from treatments.
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