Yale Urology offers a full slate of advanced medical and surgical procedures to address testicular cancer. Surgical removal of a malignant testicle is the most common treatment, with no impact on sexual performance or the ability to father children. Radiation or chemotherapy may be needed in some cases.
About Testicular Cancer
Testicular cancer is a disease in which cells in the male testes (the sperm-producing glands inside the scrotum) become malignant. Testicular cancer is rare – only about 8,000 new cases are diagnosed each year – but it is also the most common cancer among 15 to 34-year-old men in the United States.
Testicular cancer is highly treatable, with more than 95 percent of patients cured. Regular self-examinations can help identify problems early on, increasing the likelihood of successful treatment.