Testicular cancer

The Royal Marsden offers a full range of testicular cancer diagnosis, treatment and care services for patients at its hospitals in Chelsea, London, and Sutton, Surrey.

Testicular cancer is usually found as a result of symptoms that a person is having. A common method of diagnosis, following an exam by a doctor to feel for any swelling, tenderness or a lump, is ultrasound as well as biopsy of the lump, MRI, CT and PET scans and blood tests.

As a world leading cancer centre, The Royal Marsden uses state-of-the-art techniques to diagnose and treat this cancer, along with groundbreaking treatments and trials.

The type of treatment we recommend will vary depending on the individual's age, general health, level of fitness and how advance the cancer is. Common treatments for include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. 

At The Royal Marsden we perform the most retroperitoneal lymph node dissections, clearing the lymph nodes that drain the testicle, than any other centre in the United Kingdom, making us a leader in this treatment field. The surgeons here also utilise robotic assisted and open surgical techniques to remove the cancer.

We offer standard chemotherapy and high dose regimens and give patients access to clinical trials where appropriate. The surgeons and the oncologists work together to offer men a combination of treatments to achieve the best possible outcome for each individual.