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This form of cancer is a bit more aggressive than a lot of the other types of cancer, and is largely dependent on the Staging of the cancer from the post-operative pathology report.
Stage I, is typically when the cancer is confined to the testes; Stage II indicates metastasis to local lymph nodes; and Stage III occurs with metastasis to remote lymph nodes or other organs.
The primary questions you will be asked with this type of history are:
- Age at diagnosis and date treatment ended?
- What was the specific type of testicular cancer?
- Stage of the cancer and whether it was a seminoma or non-seminoma
- How was it treated? (Typically, it’s with removal of the testes — an orchiectomy.)
- Any metastasis or lymph node involvement?
- Frequency of follow up with Dr and any tumor marker testing results?