The seminoma testicular cancer treatment depends on whether it is seminoma or non-seminoma.
First, we will discuss the treatment for seminoma. The treatment options for stage 1 seminoma are surveillance, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
Surveillance is usually preferred from T1 to T3 disease. The final decision is taken by the oncologist after assessing the patient’s condition and discussing all the treatment options with the patient.
For stage 2 seminoma, the treatment depends on whether it is stage 2A, 2B or 2C. For stage 2A, the treatment options are radiotherapy and chemotherapy. For stage 2B also, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are the treatment options but chemotherapy is preferred over radiotherapy in most of the cases. And for stage 2C, chemotherapy is the treatment of choice.
For stage 3 disease also, chemotherapy is the treatment of choice. So these were the treatment options for seminomatous germ cell tumor, but the final decision is taken by the oncologist after assessing the condition of the patient and discussing with the patient the toxicities with various treatments.
CancerBro, after I received the chemotherapy for seminoma, the doctor did a surgery. He told me I had some residual disease after chemotherapy. Yes, in some cases of seminoma, the residual disease may be present even after chemotherapy.
In such cases, surgery may be required depending upon the scan findings and if a viable tissue is found after surgery further chemotherapy is given.
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