The stage of a cancer is a term used to describe:
- its size
- whether it has spread from where it started.
Knowing the stage of the cancer helps the doctors decide on the best treatment for you.
There are several staging systems for testicular cancer. One commonly used system in the UK is the Royal Marsden staging system. We have given a simple version of this below.
The cancer may be any size and is only in the testicle.
These cancers are divided further into different groups depending on whether tumour markers stay raised after surgery.