Testicular Cancer

Staging

Once cancer of the testicle has been found, more tests will be done to find out if the testicular cancer has spread from the testicle to other parts of the body (staging). A doctor needs to know the stage of the disease to create a testicular cancer treatment plan. The following stages are used for cancer of the testicle:

Stage I
Cancer is found only in the testicle.

Stage II
The testicular cancer has spread to the lymph nodes in the abdomen (lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped structures that are found throughout the body; they produce and store infection-fighting cells).

Stage III
The testicular cancer has spread beyond the lymph nodes in the abdomen. There may be cancer in parts of the body far away from the testicles, such as the lungs and liver.

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