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  » Men's health  »  Treatment

Treatment

If testicular cancer is found, the treatment depends on the stage of the cancer. Three standard treatments are used:

  • Surgery. Surgery removes the testicle and some of the lymph nodes (organs that fight infection) . Tumors that have spread to other places in the body may be partly or entirely removed by surgery.
  • Radiation therapy. H igh-energy x-rays or other types of radiation kill cancer cells.
  • Chemotherapy. D rugs are used to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping the cells from dividing.

Other types of treatment are being tested in clinical trials. For more information, go to www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials.