Medical and Psychosocial Issues in Testicular Cancer Survivors

  • Sophie D. Fosså
  • Lois B. Travis
  • Alvin A. Dahl


Testicular cancer (TC) is the most frequent malignancy in men between 20 and 40 years of age, and the annual incidence rates are continuously increasing in the Western world.1 Since the introduction of cisplatin-based chemotherapy, at least 90% of the patients are cured,2 and testicular cancer survivors (TCSs) currently have a life expectancy similar to that of age-matched normal men, with posttreatment life spans of 30 to 50 years. Thus, an increasing number of TCSs experience survivorship problems related to the malignancy, its treatment, or both.


Germ Cell Clin Oncol Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Germ Cell Tumour Testicular Cancer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sophie D. Fosså
    • 1
  • Lois B. Travis
    • 2
  • Alvin A. Dahl
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Long-Term Studies, National Hospital-Radium HospitalUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and GeneticsNational Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Clinical Cancer ResearchNational Hospital-Radium HospitalOsloNorway

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