Testicular Cancer

How is stage I seminoma testicular cancer treated?

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    There are three treatment options for men with stage I seminoma testicular cancer, which has a slightly better prognosis than stage I non-seminoma testicular cancer. These include:
    • X-ray therapy (XRT), which is radiation
    • A single dose of carbo, which is a type of chemotherapy.
    • Active surveillance. It is not ideal, but the prognosis of this tumor is so much better than the non-seminomas that many urologists and oncologists are willing to entertain meticulous active surveillance as a possibility. The onus is on the individual and his family to make sure that he goes for all the various scans that need to be done.
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