Treatments

Patients with testicular cancer are usually treated with surgery and follow-up chemotherapy and/or radiation. At Siteman, each cancer has a wide range of treatments that can be used alone or in combination to give the best outcome for your specific cancer, including standard therapies and novel therapies only available in clinical trials. That’s why careful diagnosis is so important.

As part of a research medical center, physicians at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have access to a wide range of clinical trials to test new therapies as they emerge. Many of our physicians are principal investigators in these trials, which cover medical, surgical, and radiation therapies.

Certain treatments for testicular cancer can cause infertility that may be permanent. Because most testicular cancer patients are young, those who may wish to have children should consider sperm banking before having treatment.