Diagnosis and Treatment of Testicular Cancer?
The best time to do a testicular self-exam is after a warm bath or shower, while standing, when the scrotum is relaxed.
At SouthWest Urology, we are equipped to handle the complexities of testicular cancer and offer comprehensive, compassionate care. Once cancer has been diagnosed, our specialists will order diagnostic testing and imaging to help determine the stage of the disease and engage oncology specialists immediately.
Our exceptional urologists will conduct the following tests to identify testicular cancer:
- Abdominal and pelvic CT scan
- Chest x-ray
- Blood tests
- Ultrasound of the scrotum
Depending on the type and stage (severity) of the testicular cancer, the following treatments may be necessary:
- Active Surveillance – The earliest stages of testicular cancer may not require immediate treatment beyond surgery. Instead, we will schedule regular appointments to monitor recurrence of the disease to avoid unnecessary or excessive treatment.
- Surgery (Orchiectomy) – Removal of part or all of one or both testicles.
- Radiation – Any remaining cancer cells left after surgery are destroyed with high-energy radiation beams. Radiation typically targets the lymph nodes throughout the body in which cancer cells may have spread. We work closely with Northern Ohio Regional Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art radiation treatment center located in Brook Park, Ohio.
- Chemotherapy/Targeted Treatments – Intravenous drugs are administered to kill remaining cancer cells left behind after surgery.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, it is crucial to work with a team of testicular cancer experts who not only have extensive experience, but also a strong track record for achieving the best possible outcome for their patients. While testicular cancer is treatable, the dedicated team SouthWest Urology will diagnose and treat this form of cancer and monitor and treat cancer recurrence or complications that may occur later.