The treatment plan depends on the stage and type of testicular cancer. Usually you have surgery, and might have chemotherapy or radiotherapy after surgery. 

Preparing for treatment and life afterwards (prehabilitation)

There are things you can do to help you feel more in control of your physical and mental health when preparing for treatment. In the hospital, preparing for treatment is also called prehabilitation or prehab.

Treatment decisions

Find out about the different types of treatment for testicular cancer, and how your doctor decides which treatment you need.

Monitoring (surveillance)

Find out about monitoring (surveillance) after removal of a testicle for testicular cancer.


Surgery to remove the testicle is usually the first treatment for testicular cancer. Find out about surgery, and what to expect in hospital and after your operation.


Read about when and how you have chemotherapy for testicular cancer, and its possible side effects.


Find out when and how you have radiotherapy for testicular cancer, and its possible side effects.

Sperm banking

Find out about sperm banking before treatment for testicular cancer.

Follow up

After treatment, you have regular check ups to look for signs of the cancer coming back. This is called monitoring or follow up.

If your cancer comes back

Sometimes testicular cancer comes back (relapses) after treatment. It can still usually be cured. 

Last reviewed: 
21 Jul 2020
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