Testis cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young men. Most cases represent sporadic occurrences. Most commonly it presents at an early stage (clinical stage I) and is highly curable with radical orchiectomy.
Even more advanced stages of testicular cancer are curable with a multimodality treatment approach. There are no widely accepted screening strategies for germ cell tumors. This article discusses the known risk factors and epidemiology of testis cancer, the presentation, and work up for new patients, and the prognosis and cure rates based on the staging and current treatment modalities for testis cancer patients.
The Urologic clinics of North America. 2015 Jun 11 [Epub]
Scott M Stevenson, William T Lowrance
Division of Urology, University of Utah School of Medicine, 30 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA. , Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, 1950 Circle of Hope, #6405, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA.