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Why self-examination is recommended
According to the Cancer Backup, London, the treatment of testicular cancer has improved greatly in recent years. Many men can be completely cured if the cancer is diagnosed and treated quickly, i.e., still in its initial phase.
Self-examination is recommended and should be performed monthly, after a hot shower, when the scrotal skin is most relaxed.
Dr. Maurice Hatchel For the treatment of tumors "is based on the histological type of the lesion and the stage of disease.
Tracking children should be bi-monthly for two years, using addition of serum measurements of AFP, chest radiography and abdominal ultra zoography.
After this length of time, with normal results, we can consider the cured child ". Dr. Lopes, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Cancer
Hospital, reports that surgery is indicated early in the process. "
We chemotherapy in children who arrive at the hospital with very large tumors and are not likely to be removed early
Woe then starts with chemotherapy, and a few months later, with new tests, we discuss whether the tumor has decreased enough to be able to be removed by surgery. "
There are variations indicated, this procedure for the case of a benign tumor is:. ".
Chemotherapy is not indicated since it has no effect on the tumor these cases, the surgery has to be attempted even if the tumor is very large,"
The Medical complements indicating that if the chemotherapy cannot completely control the tumor can apply radiotherapy on the tumor site.
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