Testicular cancer care at Mayo Clinic
Deep experience and wide expertise
Doctors at Mayo Clinic evaluate and treat more than 400 boys and men each year with testicular cancer. Mayo specialists are deeply experienced not just in one specific aspect of the disease, but across all the specialties involved in testicular cancer care.
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. Your care team is extensively trained and well-prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.
A Mayo Clinic physician serves as a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Testicular Cancer Panel. The Testicular Cancer Panel sets the standard of care guidelines for the care of individuals with testicular cancer. Oncologists and surgeons both nationally and internationally refer to these guidelines when providing patient care.
In 2017, Mayo Clinic will initiate a testicular cancer registry. Research driven from registry data will help to advance the science of and patient care for testicular cancer.
Your Mayo Clinic care team
At Mayo Clinic, urologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists work as a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care for boys and men with testicular cancer. Other professionals, such as fertility-preservation experts, are consulted as needed to provide exactly the care you need.
Advanced diagnosis and treatment
Doctors at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota can evaluate and treat boys and men who have testicular cancer.
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 new 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.
Expertise and rankings
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.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., have been ranked among the best urology hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
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.
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.
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.
Locations, travel and lodging
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.
In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
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