Testicular Cancer

How is stage I seminoma testicular cancer treated?

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    Stage 1 seminoma testicular cancer is treated in two steps:
    • surgery to remove the main tumor
    • followed by either removal of the retroperitoneal lymph nodes to make sure they are cancer-free, or a chemotherapy, or three weeks of radiation to treat lymph nodes (step 2 in treatment depends on the type of tumor and patient preference).                                 
    Doctors recommend step 2 even if your CT scans are clear and it does not look like the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. There is a chance your lymph nodes might still be involved even if they didn't show up on the scans.
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