Testicular Cancers

Cancer of the testicle (also called testicular cancer or testes/testis cancer) is the most common cancer in men 15 to 35 years old. If you have been diagnosed with testicular cancer, you want to know your treatment options and how cancer or treatment may affect your sexual health and fertility. 

Our specialized team compassionately guides you through your diagnosis, treatment options and follow-up care. We’ll take time to discuss your risk of lost fertility and options such as sperm banking for fertility preservation. We combine advanced research, technology and techniques with compassionate care to create a personalized care plan that meets your unique needs.

Meet Your Care Team

Scott M. Haake

Scott M. HaakeMD

    Hematology/Oncology, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer
Kimryn Rathmell
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4.9

Kimryn RathmellMD, PhD

    Cancer, Genetics, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Prostate, Bladder, and Kidney Cancer, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer
Austin N. Kirschner
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4.9

Austin N. KirschnerMD, PhD

    Cancer, Leukemia, Acute and Chronic, Lymphoma, Low, Intermediate, and High Grade, Prostate, Bladder, and Kidney Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Skin Cancers Including Melanoma
Eric T. Shinohara
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4.9

Eric T. ShinoharaMD, MSCI

    Cancer, Radiation Oncology
Daniel A. Barocas
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4.7

Daniel A. BarocasMD, MPH, FACS

    Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopy and Robotics, Prostate Cancer, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
Sam S. Chang
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4.9

Sam S. ChangMD, MBA

    Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Prostatectomy, Urologic Cancer, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
Duke Herrell
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4.8

Duke HerrellIII, MD, FACS

    Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopy and Robotics, Prostate Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
David F. Penson
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4.8

David F. PensonMD, MPH, MMHC

    Bladder Cancer, Elevated PSA, Prostate Cancer, Prostatectomy, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
Joseph A. Smith
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4.9

Joseph A. SmithMD

    Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Prostatectomy, Urologic Cancer, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology

Why Choose Testicular Cancer Care at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care

    Vanderbilt is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by leading authorities on healthcare quality. People from throughout the Southeast and across the country rely on us for the best and most innovative care possible. 

  • Second opinions

    Men diagnosed or treated elsewhere often seek a second opinion from our specialists. In fact, as members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, our experts help develop the guidelines that cancer doctors across the country follow.

  • Knowledge and experience

    Our surgeons have performed more than 100 retroperitoneal lymph node dissection surgeries. Our depth of experience performing a high volume of this specialized procedure translates into expert, comprehensive care for you.

  • Specialized tumor boards

    At our regular cancer care meetings, experts in your specific type of cancer from across medical disciplines work together to create a treatment plan for the most complex cases. This means expert, comprehensive care just for you.

  • Innovation

    Our researchers are dedicated to developing new and more effective approaches to care. We not only apply the latest research, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. You may have access to treatments before they are widely available.

  • One convenient location

    Our specialists offer all medical and support services in one place. With comprehensive care from imaging to treatment to recovery support in one location, you can focus on improving your health.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    Blood tests
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    Imaging scans
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    Immunotherapy
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    Radical inguinal orchiectomy
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    Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection

Location

Support Resources

Cancer affects all aspects of your life, and it affects you even after treatments are completed. We offer robust support services – including a survivorship program and an integrative care center – to help you during treatment and in your life after treatment.