Radical Inguinal Orchiectomy for Testicular Cancer
How Well It Works
Orchiectomy is the most effective way to remove cancerous tumors of the testicles. In some cases, orchiectomy is followed by additional surgery to remove cancer that has spread or by other therapies such as Reference chemotherapy Opens New Window or Reference radiation therapy Opens New Window.
In some cases of early-stage testicular cancer, orchiectomy is the only treatment needed and is followed only with a surveillance program. Surveillance is a period of time during which your doctor watches you closely with checkups and testing but without using medical treatment.
Testicular cancer is a very curable form of cancer, especially if it is diagnosed and treated at an early stage. Orchiectomy is important to the successful treatment of this disease and offers the best chance for cure.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 13, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology