Testicular cancer develops when testicular cells become abnormal (malignant) in one or both testicles. It is the most common form of cancer in American males between the ages 18 to 35. Although when compared overall it is relatively rare. The good news is that it has one of the highest cure rates of all cancers.
Treatment options depend on the staging of the tumor. The most common treatment is surgery to remove the affected testicle. This is followed by radiation therapy to the side of surgery plus the lymph nodes that go up into the abdomen. Chemotherapy may be used in advanced cases. Hyde Park Cancer Center provides the latest treatment techniques to treat testicular cancer with radiation therapy while protecting the unaffected side.