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What treatments are available for testicular cancer?

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Surgery is the most common treatment for testicular cancer. Surgical treatment involves removing one or both testicles through a cut in the groin. In some cases, the doctor also may remove some of the lymph nodes in the abdomen. Radiation, which uses high-energy rays to attack cancer, and chemotherapy, which uses drugs to kill cancer, are other treatment options.

Removing one testicle shouldn't lead to problems with having sex or children. The remaining testicle will keep making sperm and the male hormone testosterone. For a normal appearance, a man may be able to get a testicular prosthesis put in the scrotum. It looks and feels like a normal testicle.

From: Infertility and Testicular Disorders WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Urology Association.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

SOURCE: American Urology Association.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

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