Testicular cancer is a rare urological malignancy with high cure rate. The development of highly effective systemic treatment regimens along with advances in surgical treatment of advanced disease has led to continued improvement in outcomes. Patients with testicular cancer who are treated following the treatment guideline mostly achieved high quality of life and long-term survival. However, patients who were identified as having non-guideline directed care were at significantly higher risk of relapse. In this book chapter, we introduce in depth the modern management of testicular cancer, including diagnosis, staging and risk stratification, treatment strategies of seminoma and non-seminoma germ cell tumors, follow-up protocols, and salvage treatment for disease relapse. We also review new studies and updates on medical and surgical management of advanced testicular cancer.
Cancer treatment and research. 2018 Jan [Epub]
Jian Chen, Siamak Daneshmand
University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA., University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA. .