Treatments for testicular cancer

If you have testicular cancer, your healthcare team will create a treatment plan just for you. It will be based on your health and specific information about the cancer. When deciding which treatments to offer for testicular cancer, your healthcare team will consider:

  • the type of germ cell tumour (seminoma or non-seminoma)
  • the stage of the cancer
  • the risk of cancer coming back (recurrence)
  • if you want to be able to get someone pregnant (fertility)
  • what you prefer or want

Expert review and references

Treatments for seminoma

Learn about treatment options for seminoma testicular cancer.

Treatments for non-seminoma

Learn about treatment options for non-seminoma testicular cancer.

Surgery for testicular cancer

Surgery is the primary treatment for testicular cancer. Learn about radical inguinal orchiectomy and others types of surgery.

Chemotherapy for testicular cancer

Chemotherapy is commonly used to treat testicular cancer. Learn when chemotherapy is given and what chemotherapy drugs are used.

Radiation therapy for testicular cancer

Radiation therapy is used to treat seminoma testicular cancer. Learn about external beam radiation therapy.

Active surveillance for testicular cancer

Active surveillance is the preferred treatment after surgery for early testicular cancer. Learn about active surveillance and when it is used.

Follow-up after treatment for testicular cancer

Follow-up for testicular cancer is scheduled for 5–10 years after treatment. Learn about follow-up visits and the procedures that may be done.