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Overview of the treatment of testicular germ cell tumors

Author
William K Oh, MD
Section Editor
Philip W Kantoff, MD
Deputy Editor
Michael E Ross, MD

INTRODUCTION

Testicular cancers are among the most curable solid neoplasms. The five-year survival rate is over 95 percent, and approximately 400 deaths from testicular cancer are seen in the United States per year [1]. Initial therapy of early stage testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs) is based upon histology and tumor extent.

An overview of therapy for men with testicular GCTs is presented here. The clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and staging are presented separately, as are more detailed discussions of specific clinical scenarios.

(See "Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and staging of testicular germ cell tumors".)

(See "Treatment of stage I seminoma".)

(See "Treatment of stage II seminoma".)

                          

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