Users' questions

How long is recovery after testicular cancer surgery?

How long is recovery after testicular cancer surgery?

You will be able to go home after about 7 to 10 days. It can take a few weeks for the wound to fully heal. And you will need to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for at least 6 weeks.

What to do when a seminoma is removed from the testicle?

In this stage, one or more tumor marker levels is still high after the testicle containing the seminoma has been removed. This is very rare, and it can be treated with chemo. Radiation: After surgery to remove the testicle (radical inguinal orchiectomy), one treatment option is radiation to the retroperitoneal lymph nodes.

Do you need to have your testicles removed if you have cancer?

In cases invasive carcinomas that spread faster and cause more damage, surgical removal of testicles cannot be avoided. As long as testicular cancer is detected early and remains within the testes, and does not assume an invasive nature, doctors will avoid recommending testes removal.

Are there any side effects after testicular cancer surgery?

The possible problems depend on the type of surgery you have. You will have some soreness and bruising for a couple of weeks after your operation. There are no lasting side effects after you have one testicle removed.

When to go home after testicular cancer surgery?

You can usually go home later that day but might need to stay in hospital overnight. Your groin and scrotum may be uncomfortable for a week or so and you might need to take mild painkillers. You have your stitches taken out after about a week.

Can a cancer of the testicle be removed at the same time?

All testicular cancers are typically treated with this surgery, even those that have spread. Depending on the type and stage of your cancer, lymph nodes around the large blood vessels (the aorta and inferior vena cava) at the back of the abdomen (belly) may be removed at the same time as the orchiectomy or during a second operation.

What kind of treatment can I get for testicular cancer?

If there’s a high suspicion that the cancer might be a testicular choriocarcinoma, chemo may be started without a biopsy or surgery to remove the testicle. If the cancer has spread to the brain, surgery (if there are only 1 or 2 tumors in the brain), radiation therapy aimed at the brain, or both may also be used.

What should I expect after surgery for testicular cancer?

You can expect to get blood tests, scans, and other procedures to make sure your cancer hasn’t come back. But if your cancer has spread and surgery isn’t a good option, you’re going to need more treatment. That usually means radiation or chemotherapy.

In this stage, one or more tumor marker levels is still high after the testicle containing the seminoma has been removed. This is very rare, and it can be treated with chemo. Radiation: After surgery to remove the testicle (radical inguinal orchiectomy), one treatment option is radiation to the retroperitoneal lymph nodes.