Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer occurs most frequently in younger men between the ages of 15 and 35. Fortunately, it is highly treatable.

Our Testicular Cancer Program offers nationally recognized treatments as well as access to the latest treatment protocols from Memorial Sloan Kettering – one of the country’s premier cancer centers.


Testicular Cancer Symptoms

Testicular cancer is usually found in only one testicle. Patients may find a lump or feel a sensation of heaviness in the scrotom. They might also have pain there, or feel back pain. Sometimes testicular cancer can also cause tender or enlarged breasts.


Treatments for Testicular Cancer

Surgery for Testicular Cancer

Removing the cancerous testicle with a surgery called a radical inguinal orchiectomy is sometimes the only treatment required. Lymph nodes in the peritoneal area sometimes also must be removed. Sparing as much healthy tissue as possible avoids nerve damage that could cause ejaculation issues.

Radiation and Chemotherapy for Testicular Cancer

Sometimes radiation therapy is recommended after the removal of the affected testicle. Because radiation therapy for testicular cancer has a high chance of causing infertility, we recommend patients consider fertility precautions like sperm preservation before having radiation.
If the cancer has spread to other organs, chemotherapy treatment is required. Like radiation, chemotherapy for testicular cancer often causes infertility, so sperm preservation techniques are recommended.


​Risk Factors for Testicular Cancer

Most men who get testicular cancer have no risk factors. Family history of testicular cancer may increase your risk, as can certain conditions like Klinefelter’s syndrome that cause abnormal development of the testicles. If you have an undescended testicle you are at increased risk of developing testicular cancer. But most testicular cancer patients do not have an undescended testicle.


​How Testicular Cancer is Diagnosed

Most cases of testicular cancer are found during a routine physical exam or by the patient during self-examination. If a lump is detected, imaging the scrotum and testicles with ultrasound can help to diagnose testicular cancer. Blood tests are also used to determine tumor marker levels. CT scans of the abdomen, chest and pelvis can identify whether the cancer has spread to other organs.


Meet our Urologic Oncologists:

David Ahlborn

4.9

Urologic Oncology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center
Bridgeport, CT 06606
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Wilton, CT 06897
Milford, CT 06461
Ryan Dorin

4.9

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Medical Arts Building
Plainville, CT 06062
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Bristol, CT 06010
Meriden, CT 06451
Eric Katz

4.8

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
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Farmington, CT 06032
West Hartford, CT 06107
Avon, CT 06001
Stuart Kesler

4.9

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Avon, CT 06001
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Farmington, CT 06032
Hartford, CT 06106
Anoop Meraney

4.9

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
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Manchester, CT 06042
Avon, CT 06001
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Steven Shichman

4.9

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
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Avon, CT 06001
Michael Siev

4.9

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Enfield, CT 06082
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Manchester, CT 06040
Joseph Wagner

4.9

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Men's Health
Farmington, CT 06032
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Manchester, CT 06042
Hartford, CT 06106

Meet our Medical Oncologists:

Brian Byrne

4.9

Medical Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute - Southington
Southington, CT 06489
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Bristol, CT 06010
Plainville, CT 06062
New Britain, CT 06053
Southington, CT 06489
Jeffrey Kamradt

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Hematology / Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
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Hartford, CT 06106
Avon, CT 06001
Manchester, CT 06042
Michael Kane

4.9

Medical Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute - Waterford
Waterford, CT 06385
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Plainfield, CT 06374
Glen Reznikoff

4.9

Medical Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Bridgeport, CT 06606

Meet our Radiation Oncologists:

Adriana Blakaj

 

Radiation Oncology

Hartford Radiation Oncology Associates, PC
Hartford Hospital Gray Cancer Center
Hartford, CT 06106
Timothy Boyd

 

Radiation Oncology

Hartford Radiation Oncology Associates, PC
Hartford Hospital Gray Cancer Center
Hartford, CT 06106
Ahmed Chaudhary

 

Radiation Oncology

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital
Norwich, CT 06360
Robert Dowsett

 

Radiation Oncology

Hartford Radiation Oncology Associates, PC
Hartford Hospital Gray Cancer Center
Hartford, CT 06106
Christopher Iannuzzi

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Radiation Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Susan Kim

 

Radiation Oncology

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital
Norwich, CT 06360
Allan Kratzer

 

Radiation Oncology

MidState Medical Center
Meriden, CT 06451
Kenneth Leopold

 

Radiation Oncology

Hartford Radiation Oncology Associates, PC
Hartford Hospital Gray Cancer Center
Hartford, CT 06106

Meet our Urologists:

Jared Bieniek

4.8

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Men's Health
Farmington, CT 06032
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Fairfield, CT 06824
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Johnny Chang

 

Urology

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Adult & Pediatric Urology
Torrington, CT 06790
David Crawley

4.8

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Men’s Health
Waterford, CT 06385
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Norwich, CT 06360
James DeVanney

 

Urology

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Adult & Pediatric Urology
Torrington, CT 06790
Anthony DiStefano

4.9

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Manchester, CT 06040
John Griffith

4.9

Urology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Southington, CT 06489
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Plainville, CT 06062
Eric Katz

4.8

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
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Farmington, CT 06032
West Hartford, CT 06107
Avon, CT 06001
Richard Kershen

4.7

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
West Hartford, CT 06107
Cynthia Leung

4.8

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Avon, CT 06001
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Glastonbury, CT 06033
Brian McLeod

4.9

Urology

Medical Group Backus Center for Specialty Care - Urology
Plainfield, CT 06374
Keith O'Brien

4.8

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center
Bridgeport, CT 06606
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Milford, CT 06461
Fairfield, CT 06824
Paul Pyo

4.9

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute at MidState Medical Center
Meriden, CT 06451
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Cheshire, CT 06410
Jeffrey Ranta

4.7

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center
Bridgeport, CT 06606
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Wilton, CT 06897
Stamford, CT 06905
David Rosenberg

4.9

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Manchester, CT 06040
Brandon Stahl

4.9

Urologic Oncology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Norwich, CT 06360
Joshua Stein

4.8

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Manchester, CT 06040
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Avon, CT 06001
Arthur Tarantino

4.9

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Gateway Medical Office Park - South
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Farmington, CT 06032
Jonathan Telsey

4.8

Urologic Surgery

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Norwich, CT 06360
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Waterford, CT 06385
Kenneth Weisman

4.8

Urology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Thomaston, CT 06787
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Plainville, CT 06062
Bristol, CT 06010
Jean Wong

4.8

Urology

Medical Group Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
Norwich, CT 06360

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