Testicular Cancer Treatments

There are several kinds of treatments for testicular cancer, including:
  • Surgery. This is done to remove the tumor and the testicle, and possibly lymph nodes in the back of the abdomen.
  • Radiation therapy. This treatment helps to destroy cancer cells or slow the rate of growth.
  • Chemotherapy. These drugs are used to destroy cancer cells throughout the body.
  • High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation. These are done to remove stem cells from the patient's or a donor's bone marrow and reinfuse them into the patient to help in the production of healthy blood cells.