West Cancer Center is positioned as the region’s comprehensive leader in adult cancer care and research. Our team at West Cancer Center offers an unparalleled testicular cancer treatment plan for patients across the Mid-South region – collaborating with West’s leaders in radiation therapy, medical oncology, surgical oncology, and research to provide each patient with most individualized care possible.
In most common cases, suspicion of testicular cancer comes from the patient’s annual physical examination. At the physical examination, the doctor will feel the scrotum for any abnormal lumps. If suspicion arises, or is a mass is felt, further tests may be conducted to determine the location of the mass. A patient with testicular cancer symptoms may have one or more of the following procedures to determine your diagnosis:
- CT scan: a CT scan is a technique for imaging body tissues and organs, during which X-ray transmissions are converted to detailed images using a computer.
- Ultrasound: your doctor may perform an ultrasound, an imaging technique that uses sound waves to differentiate tissues based on varying tissue density.
- PET scan: a type of imaging scan used to determine the presence of live tissue cancer.
Your Treatment Plan
Your testicular cancer treatment plan will vary depending on multiple factors, including but not limited to your stage of diagnosis, as well as the location of your cancer. Your dedicated team of cancer experts will discuss your treatment options and plan with you, allowing you and your loved ones to consider all possible treatment options for your diagnosis.
Potential treatment options for your diagnosis included:
- Orchiectomy: a surgical procedure where the entire affected testicle is removed through an incision in the groin.
- Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection: a surgical procedure that includes the removal of surrounding lymph nodes.
- Radiation therapy: radiation therapy is the use of high-powered radiation beams to kill cancer cells. This therapy is often used in the treatment of testicularcancer in an effort to destroy tumor cells and minimize damage to surrounding healthy tissue. To learn more Radiation Oncology and the types of radiation therapies offered at West Cancer Center, click here.
- Chemotherapy: a drug therapy designed to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells, chemotherapy may be used with surgery to treat your cancer.