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Testicular Cancer Surgery

Testis Kanseri

Surgery to remove a cancerous testis is called radical inguinal orchiectomy. An incision is made just above the inguinal region and the testis is removed from the groin by passing through the opening and being delivered from the scrotum region. Then, we remove the entire tumor together with the testis and spermatic cord from the body. Regardless of the stage, the first treatment option for all cases of testicular cancer is surgical removal of the affected testis (orchiectomy). The procedure normally takes about 30-60 minutes.

Postoperative chemotherapy and radiotherapy additional treatments may be on the agenda. Your recommended treatment plan  will vary depending on the type of testicular cancer you have – whether it is seminoma or non-seminoma. 

AFTER SURGERY

You can usually start moving after a few hours. You will be able to return home after about 1 day.

It may take several weeks for the wound to heal completely. And you will need to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for at least 6 weeks.

A testicular prosthesis can be offered to all men who will undergo orchiectomy surgery. Not every man wants a prosthesis - it is a personal decision. The prosthesis should be measured in the operating room while the patient is asleep. This should be to match the size of the remaining testicle, as a cancerous testicle may be larger or smaller than normal.

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