Cancer of the Testis

  • G. Pizzocaro


Cancer of the testis is a relatively rare disease, but it was the commonest cause of cancer death in young adults until a few decades ago. Nowadays cancer of the testis is a potentially curable disease. This dramatic improvement started in the 1950s with a better knowledge of pathology and natural history, which led to an accurate use of surgery and radiotherapy. This improvement exploded in the 1970s with more sophisticated staging techniques and the introduction of cis-platinum combination chemotherapy.


Clin Oncol Testicular Cancer Embryonal Carcinoma Germ Cell Cancer Retroperitoneal Lymphadenectomy 
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