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:

Name Specialties Location
Ahlborn, David, MD Ahlborn, David, MD 203.338.8760
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Bridgeport
  • Milford
  • Wilton
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Dorin, Ryan P., MD, FACS Dorin, Ryan P., MD, FACS
4.9 /5
312 surveys
860.348.2500
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Plainville
  • Bristol
  • Meriden
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Kesler, Stuart S., MD Kesler, Stuart S., MD
4.8 /5
394 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Meraney, Anoop Mohan, MD Meraney, Anoop Mohan, MD
4.8 /5
274 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Bridgeport
  • Glastonbury
  • Manchester
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Rosoff, James Steven, MD Rosoff, James Steven, MD
4.9 /5
171 surveys
203.338.8760
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Bridgeport
  • Stamford
  • Wilton
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Shichman, Steven Jon, MD Shichman, Steven Jon, MD
4.9 /5
200 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Bridgeport
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Wagner, Joseph Robert, MD Wagner, Joseph Robert, MD
4.9 /5
427 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Bridgeport
  • Manchester
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Meet our Medical Oncologists:

Name Specialties Location
Byrne, Brian James, MD Byrne, Brian James, MD
4.9 /5
283 surveys
860.621.9316
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Southington
  • Bristol
  • New Britain
  • Plainville
  • Southington
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Clement, Jessica Mary, MD Clement, Jessica Mary, MD
4.9 /5
94 surveys
860.533.5830
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Manchester
Kamradt, Jeffrey Michael, MD Kamradt, Jeffrey Michael, MD
4.9 /5
256 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Hartford
  • Willimantic
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Kane, Michael Joel, MD Kane, Michael Joel, MD
4.9 /5
182 surveys
860.443.4455
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Waterford
  • Norwich
  • Norwich
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Reznikoff, Glen Alan, MD, FACP Reznikoff, Glen Alan, MD, FACP
4.9 /5
118 surveys
203.255.4545
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Fairfield
  • Bridgeport
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Meet our Radiation Oncologists:

Name Specialties Location
Blakaj, Adriana, MD, PhD Blakaj, Adriana, MD, PhD 860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Boyd, Timothy Stephen, MD Boyd, Timothy Stephen, MD 860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Chaudhary, Ahmed Aziz, MD 860.545.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Norwich
Dowsett, Robert James, MD Dowsett, Robert James, MD 860.545.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
Goldberg, Neal Benjamin, MD Goldberg, Neal Benjamin, MD 860.827.4161
  • Radiation Oncology
  • New Britain
Hauser, Stephen Hiram, MD Hauser, Stephen Hiram, MD 860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Iannuzzi, Christopher Michael, MD Iannuzzi, Christopher Michael, MD
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51 surveys
475.210.5085
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Bridgeport
Kim, Susan Y., MD Kim, Susan Y., MD 860.545.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
  • Norwich
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Kratzer, Allan S., MD Kratzer, Allan S., MD 203.694.8433
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Meriden
Leopold, Kenneth Albert, MD Leopold, Kenneth Albert, MD 860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Oh, Steven Changsuk, MD Oh, Steven Changsuk, MD 860.827.4161
  • Radiation Oncology
  • New Britain

Meet our Urologists:

Name Specialties Location
Allen, Richard Stephen, MD Allen, Richard Stephen, MD
4.7 /5
234 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
Armm, Milton Frank, MD Armm, Milton Frank, MD 203.338.8760
  • Urology
  • Bridgeport
  • Wilton
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Bieniek, Jared M., MD Bieniek, Jared M., MD
4.9 /5
346 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Enfield
  • Glastonbury
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Chang, Johnny, MD Chang, Johnny, MD 860.496.8990
  • Urology
  • Torrington
Crawley, David F., MD Crawley, David F., MD
4.7 /5
321 surveys
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
  • Norwich
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Devanney, James Francis, MD Devanney, James Francis, MD 860.496.8990
  • Urology
  • Torrington
DiStefano, Anthony Joseph, MD DiStefano, Anthony Joseph, MD
4.8 /5
378 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Manchester
Griffith, John James, MD Griffith, John James, MD
4.8 /5
296 surveys
860.348.2500
  • Urology
  • Southington
  • Plainville
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Kershen, Richard Todd, MD Kershen, Richard Todd, MD
4.7 /5
207 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Urology
  • Urogynecology
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  • West Hartford
Leung, Cynthia Puisan, MD Leung, Cynthia Puisan, MD
4.7 /5
255 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Enfield
  • Glastonbury
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McLeod, Brian Scott, MD McLeod, Brian Scott, MD
4.8 /5
344 surveys
860.564.9250
  • Urology
  • Plainfield
O'Brien, Keith Richard, MD O'Brien, Keith Richard, MD
4.8 /5
215 surveys
203.338.8760
  • Urology
  • Bridgeport
  • Milford
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Pyo, Paul, MD Pyo, Paul, MD
4.9 /5
521 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
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Quinn, Anthony Dennis, MD, FACS Quinn, Anthony Dennis, MD, FACS
4.9 /5
314 surveys
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
  • Norwich
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Ranta, Jeffrey Alan, MD Ranta, Jeffrey Alan, MD
4.7 /5
141 surveys
203.338.8760
  • Urology
  • Bridgeport
  • Stamford
  • Wilton
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Rosenberg, David Jeremy, MD Rosenberg, David Jeremy, MD
4.9 /5
515 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
Stahl, Brandon Christopher, MD Stahl, Brandon Christopher, MD
4.9 /5
290 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
Stein, Joshua Aaron, MD Stein, Joshua Aaron, MD
4.8 /5
465 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
  • Avon
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Tarantino, Arthur Edgar, MD Tarantino, Arthur Edgar, MD
4.8 /5
525 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
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Telsey, Jonathan Ian, MD, FACS Telsey, Jonathan Ian, MD, FACS
4.7 /5
292 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Surgery
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
  • Waterford
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Weisman, Kenneth Martin, MD Weisman, Kenneth Martin, MD
4.8 /5
218 surveys
860.348.2500
  • Urology
  • Thomaston
  • Plainville
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Wong, Jean F., MD Wong, Jean F., MD
4.8 /5
264 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
Yu, Stephen C., MD Yu, Stephen C., MD 860.496.8990
  • Urology
  • Thomaston

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