Testicular cancer most commonly affects young men. Standard treatment for these patients includes chemotherapy and radiation to kill cancer cells in the lymph nodes. However, these methods have serious side effects.
As scientists found, in most cases, it is enough to perform an operation to remove the affected lymph nodes without further treatment. 55 patients were included in the study after testicular removal. Of these, 15 underwent surgery to remove lymph nodes in the abdominal cavity. 20% of patients had cancer recurrence, which was successfully treated with chemotherapy or reoperation. Overall survival was 100%.
Surgical treatment may be an alternative to conventional treatment in patients with seminoma. Most men can leave the hospital the day after surgery.
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