Treatment of stage I seminoma
- Clair J Beard, MD
Clair J Beard, MD
- Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
- Harvard Medical School
Testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs) can consist of one histologic pattern or represent a mix of multiple histologic types. Testicular GCTs are divided into two groups: pure seminoma and nonseminomatous GCTs (NSGCTs) [1,2]. Men with stage I seminoma have an excellent prognosis following radical inguinal orchiectomy. Therefore, treatment can be tailored to individual patient preferences.
The treatment approach for men with stage I seminoma is reviewed here. An overview of the management of testicular GCTs, the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and staging of testicular GCTs, and the approach to patients with stage II and stage III seminoma are presented separately.
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- DIAGNOSIS AND INITIAL TREATMENT
- POSTSURGICAL MANAGEMENT
- Active surveillance
- - Surveillance protocol
- CT imaging
- Tumor markers
- Men who decline active surveillance
- - Adjuvant chemotherapy
- - Adjuvant radiation therapy
- - Treatment field
- - Dose
- Recurrent disease
- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS