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What happens after testicular cancer surgery?

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After testicular cancer surgery, you are sent to a recovery room, where you wake up or wait for the sedative to wear off. The staff will give you something if you start to feel pain.

You’ll probably be able to go home the same day, but you should always be ready for an overnight stay at the hospital.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society; “Surgery for testicular cancer,” “Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND),” “Treatment options for testicular cancer, by type and stage”

National Cancer Institute, Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program: Testis Cancer.

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Testicular Cancer: Surgery.”

Cancer Research UK: “Fertility -- having children after testicular cancer.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute: “Orchiectomy.”

Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation.

Cleveland Clinic: “Testicular Prosthesis”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 12, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society; “Surgery for testicular cancer,” “Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND),” “Treatment options for testicular cancer, by type and stage”

National Cancer Institute, Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program: Testis Cancer.

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Testicular Cancer: Surgery.”

Cancer Research UK: “Fertility -- having children after testicular cancer.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute: “Orchiectomy.”

Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation.

Cleveland Clinic: “Testicular Prosthesis”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 12, 2018

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