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How is testicular cancer treated?

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Testicular cancer that hasn't spread from the testicle can be cured by orchiectomy, a surgery to remove the testicle. If it has spread outside the testicle, treatments may include surgery to remove the abdominal lymph nodes, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of the three.

From: Testicular Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Testicular Cancer." National Cancer Institute: "Testicular Cancer: Questions and Answers." Cummings, J. 2002. U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus: "Testicular Torsion;" "Epididymitis;" "Varicocele;" "Hydrocele;" and "Hernia." WebMD Feature: "Testicular Cancer: Self-Exams at Home." Walsh, P. 8th Ed., Elsevier, 2002. Mayo Clinic: "Orchitis."
Journal of Urology,Campbell's Urology,

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017

SOURCES:  American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Testicular Cancer." National Cancer Institute: "Testicular Cancer: Questions and Answers." Cummings, J. 2002. U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus: "Testicular Torsion;" "Epididymitis;" "Varicocele;" "Hydrocele;" and "Hernia." WebMD Feature: "Testicular Cancer: Self-Exams at Home." Walsh, P. 8th Ed., Elsevier, 2002. Mayo Clinic: "Orchitis."
Journal of Urology,Campbell's Urology,

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017

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