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Treatment

Surgery

The first stage of treating testicular cancer is to surgically remove the affected testicle. This is termed an 'orchidectomy' and is performed under a general anaesthetic through a small cut in the groin. 

Once the testicle has been removed it is examined in the lab.  If cancer is confirmed you will then require a CT scan to check the cancer cells have not spread elsewhere.  Even if the scan shows spread of the disease, most patients respond well to chemotherapy.

Referral to Bristol Oncology Centre

Following your orchidectomy we refer you urgently to the testicular cancer service at the Bristol Oncology Centre (BOC).  They are the regional centre for treatment of testicular cancers and will continue your care and further treatment.

The BOC website gives additional information on what you can expect:

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