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
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