Although testicular cancer is rare, it is the most common type of solid tumour in men between the ages of 15 and 40. Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre provides a multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients with this form of cancer.
“Testicular cancer has a relatively high cure rate,” explains Medical Oncologist Dr. Aly-Khan Lalani. “Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre has highly trained experts who can provide the full range of treatment from surgery and radiation to chemotherapy.”
Patients are monitored closely during and after treatment, and optimizing their fertility is an important long-term goal.
“Most men can have positive outcomes if the cancer is detected early.”
“We strive to limit side effects and maximize the quality of life. The most rewarding part of my job is caring for these highly motivated, young patients who can go on to live full and productive lives.”
Encouraging men to seek help
Testicular cancer is simple to diagnose, yet many men feel embarrassed to seek medical attention.
“We encourage all men to visit their primary physician if they notice a lump or swelling in their testes. Most men can have positive outcomes if the cancer is detected early.”