Treatment for testicular cancer can be very successful. Most young men with testicular cancer are cured, even if the cancer has spread. Treatment includes:
Rarely, some teenagers and young men have a type of testicular cancer called seminoma. We have more about treating seminoma in our general information about testicular cancer. This information is for all age groups.
To make sure you have the right treatment, your specialist needs to know what stage the cancer is. The stage of a cancer describes its size and whether it has spread outside the testicle. You may need more tests to confirm the stage of the cancer. Waiting to hear about the stage can be worrying. But this information is important because it helps your doctors plan the best treatment.
If you have any questions about your treatment, ask your doctor or nurse.
You may be offered the chance to take part in a clinical trial. If your doctor thinks there is a trial that is suitable for you, they will discuss this with you. You will be able to talk things over with your specialist and family before you decide what to do. It will be your decision whether or not to take part in a trial.