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Everything you need to know about testicular cancer; awareness, education, support, treatment, resources, signs & symptoms, testicular self exam, and more. 

Orchiectomy

Orchiectomy is the  surgical removal of one or both testicles, or testes, in the human male. It is also called an  orchidectomy, particularly in British publications.

 

What to expect and questions to ask before surgery

 Orchiectomy is the  surgical removal of one or both testicles, or testes, in the human male. It is also called an  orchidectomy, particularly in British publications.

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Talk to your physician about a testicular implant, BEFORE your scheduled surgery.  If you discuss this beforehand, you will not need a second surgery to receive the implant, as it can be done at the same time as the orchiectomy.  Check out www.testicularimplantinfo.com for more information, and to decide if a testicular implant is right for you.

There is no effective alternative to radical orchiectomy in the treatment of testicular cancerradiation and chemotherapy are considered follow-up treatments rather than alternatives. 

Radical orchiectomy requires general anesthesia.  While operating time is different for each individual, the average operating time is approximately 1 hour.  Your surgeon will make a four inch incision in the inguinal area, identify, dissect and remove the diseased testicle. 

What to expect and questions to ask after surgery

 

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