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What to ask your doctor about diagnosing testicular cancer

Men and woman discussing testicular cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Which tests are you going to do?
  • What can each test show?
  • After the tests will you know for sure whether I have cancer?
  • If I have cancer will you know whether it has spread?
  • How long will I have to wait before having the tests?
  • Are they painful?
  • How should I prepare?
  • Can I go home straight after the tests are done?
  • How long do the results take?
  • How will you tell me about the results?
  • What type of testicular cancer do I have?
  • Can you do a biopsy instead of removing my testicle?
  • Can I have a false testicle (prosthesis) put in during my operation?
  • What are the blood tests for?
  • What did they show?
  • How often will I need blood tests?
  • Are you part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) which specialises in treating testicular cancer?


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Updated: 10 September 2014