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What is testicular cancer's five-year survival rate?

The five-year survival rate is a measure used to indicate the number of people who live five years or more from the time of their diagnosis with cancer. This does not mean that you will only live five more years from your diagnosis with testicular cancer; you may live far beyond five years.

The five-year survival rate for all men with testicular cancer is 95 percent. This means that 95 percent of all men with testicular cancer will live at least five years after they are diagnosed. A different five-year survival rate may be determined for you depending on the type and progression of your cancer. For those with nonseminoma cancers considered to have a good prognosis, the five-year survival rate is 92 to 94 percent. Those with seminoma cancers that have a good prognosis have a five-year survival rate of 86 percent. For those with nonseminoma cancers that have an intermediate prognosis, the five-year survival rate is 80 to 83 percent; seminoma, 72 percent. Those with a poor prognosis of nonseminoma have a five-year survival rate of 71 percent; there are no seminoma cancers with a poor prognosis.

It is important to note that these statistics are based on studies and analyses conducted at particular times and over particular periods. They are not set in stone and may change with advances in treatments.

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