How is it treated?
If the tumor being treated is localized it is usually surgically removed. Occasionally, after surgery and depending on the individual patients situation radiotherapy or chemotherapy may be required.
- Radiotherapy: Radiotherapy is used mainly as a preventive measure or if the patient has become infradiaphragmatic.
- Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy consists of the use of various different drugs to kill cancer cells. It is used in testicular cancer as a preventive measure after the tumors have been removed and during the recovery phase.
After the tumor has been removed, chemotherapy aids in curing the patient between 50% and 93% of times; depending on characteristics of the tumor and type of cancer.