Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic caregivers in discussion. Broad expertise in testicular cancer care

Mayo Clinic brings a wide range of specialty strengths to bear on testicular cancer care.

Mayo Clinic's strong expertise across all disciplines involved in diagnosing and treating testicular cancer benefits more than 400 people who come to the clinic for testicular cancer care each year.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Nationally ranked

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., has been recognized as the best urology hospital in the nation for 2016-17 by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for urology. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Surgery

Mayo Clinic urologic surgeons are highly trained in urologic cancer surgery, including testicular cancer surgery and lymph node removal. Surgeons are skilled in nerve-sparing techniques designed to reduce the risk of fertility issues after lymph node removal.

Radiation therapy

Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists use the latest in radiation therapy planning and delivery to direct radiation to the treatment area and protect as much healthy tissue as possible. Advanced radiation therapy techniques include intensity-modulated radiation therapy and 3-D conformal radiation therapy.

Careful treatment planning and precise delivery techniques help minimize the side effects of radiation therapy.

Chemotherapy

Mayo Clinic medical oncologists carefully select chemotherapy drugs that are effective for your particular type of testicular cancer. Your doctor works with you to plan for and cope with chemotherapy side effects during and after treatment.

April 29, 2017
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