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Josh Russell Faces His Toughest Battle

Josh Russell spent four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. But he says his toughest battle took place years after he left the military. In early 2011, Josh noticed a bump in his stomach around his navel. He thought the bump was a hernia, and his doctor initially agreed. Josh was scheduled for surgery, but [...]

  • Collaboration. At Mayo Clinic, urologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists work as a multidisciplinary team to provide whole-person care for boys and men with testicular cancer. Other professionals, such as fertility-preservation experts, are included as needed.
  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 300 boys and men with testicular cancer. Your care team is extensively trained and well-prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.
  • Expertise. Mayo Clinic urologic surgeons have advanced training in urologic cancers, including testicular cancer, and are experienced with surgical techniques designed to avoid injury to crucial nerves needed to retain fertility.
  • Access to the latest. Mayo Clinic doctors have access to the latest diagnostic and treatment options. Examples include advanced radiation therapy techniques, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, and clinical trials testing the latest medicines.
  • A full range of treatment options to consider. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. The range of treatment options includes surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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.

Nov. 06, 2014