Men who have once had testicular cancer are more at risk than ‘normal’ men of developing cancer in the remaining testicle. Synchronous bilateral cancer occurs in 0.7 per cent and 1.5 per cent develop cancer in the remaining testicle within a year. Only a small number of men are involved, but even so, imagine if it happens to you! Testicular prosthe – ses and testosterone gel, though, make it possible to lead a normal life.
Generally speaking, as has been said, excellent treatment results are achieved with testicular cancer, certainly if one compares them with treatments of other types of cancer. Still the patients and all those involved are confronted with a totally different world. Information, mentoring and support are provided by patient support groups.