Can testicle cancer go away?
Testicular cancer is very curable. While a cancer diagnosis is always serious, the good news about testicular cancer is that it is treated successfully in 95% of cases. If treated early, the cure rate rises to 98%.
What is the best treatment for testicular cancer?
The first treatment for testicular cancer is usually surgery to remove the testicle. Rarely, chemotherapy is given first if the cancer has already spread beyond the testicle when diagnosed. After surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy may be recommended.
Should I be worried if I have testicular cancer?
When to see a GP
See a GP if you notice a swelling, lump or any other change in 1 of your testicles. Lumps within the scrotum can have many different causes, and testicular cancer is rare. Your GP will examine you and if they think the lump is in your testicle, they may consider cancer as a possible cause.
Do you lose your balls with testicular cancer?
For almost all stages and types of testicular cancer, the testicle is removed. You might hear a doctor call this a radical inguinal orchiectomy.
How long can you live with untreated testicular cancer?
Survival for all stages of testicular cancer
more than 95 out of 100 men (more than 95%) will survive their cancer for 1 year or more after they are diagnosed. 95 out of 100 men (95%) will survive their cancer for 5 years or more after diagnosis.
Can you live a long life after testicular cancer?
The general 5-year survival rate for men with testicular cancer is 95%. This means that 95 men out of every 100 men diagnosed with testicular cancer will live at least 5 years after diagnosis. The survival rate is higher for people diagnosed with early-stage cancer and lower for those with later-stage cancer.
Is it easy to get rid of testicular cancer?
Nearly all of these cancers can be cured, but the treatment is different from that of seminomas. As with seminomas, the initial treatment is surgery to remove the testicle and tumor (called radical inguinal orchiectomy). The other treatment choices will depend on the stage.
Does testicular cancer spread quickly?
Seminomas tend to grow and spread more slowly than nonseminomas, which are more common, accounting for roughly 60 percent of all testicular cancers. How quickly a cancer spreads will vary from patient to patient.
Where is the first place testicular cancer spreads?
Therefore, testis cancer has a very predictable pattern of spread. The first place these cancers typically spread is to the lymph nodes around the kidneys, an area called the retroperitoneum.
How painful is testicular removal?
There are several things you should be aware of following orchiectomy, the medical term for surgery to remove a testis. Most men will have discomfort requiring pain medicine for 1-2 weeks. After this time, the pain usually diminishes considerably, although there may be certain times of day when discomfort is worse.