Urology Center at Apollo is specialized in treatment of all kinds of urological disorders including testicular cancer. The team of urologists conduct minimally invasive operations to reduce recovery time and side-effects. Some operations are made on da Vinci Robotic system.
Urologists and nephrologists of the Center are trained at the best world hospitals to improve their qualification and borrow new experience.
Diagnostics of testicular cancer includes consultation of an oncologist and urologist. Then, methods of medical visualization such as CT, MRI of the brain (for detecting metastases in the brain), X-ray are used. Also PET-CT can be applied. These methods show information about the structure and location of tumor and spread of cancerous tissues (metastases).
Also doctors may order an alpha-fetoprotein test to determine the type of tumor - seminoma or non-seminoma.
Urology Department in Global Hospital is one of the best in India regarding treatment of testicular cancer. A multidisciplinary approach is applied to compose an effective treatment program. Each patient gets a full range of services, including minimally invasive operations with minimum of postoperative complications.
Establishing an accurate diagnosis may take from 4 to 6 days. It includes consultation of specialists, providing visualized methods for diagnostics and tumor marker test.
Treatment tactics is chosen by a team of specialists according to results of diagnostics. For treatment of testicular cancer it is obligatory to apply surgery - an orchiectomy. This is a procedure during which 1 or 2 (bilateral orchiectomy) testicles are removed. The radical or inguinal orchiectomy is when one or both testicles and the full spermatic cord are surgically removed.
Depending on kind of tumor and stage of the disease, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and lymphadenectomy can be applied.
Artemis is accredited by NABH and JCI
Artemis Health Institute suggests a wide range of medical services which comply with international health quality standards. Urology Department of this Center is equipped with modern technologies which are used by best urologists specialized in treatment of testicular cancer.
Diagnostics of testicular cancer may include such procedures:
|Consultation of an urologist|
|CT (computer tomography)||200 - 250 $|
|Consultation of an oncologist|
|Brain MRI with contrast|
|Alfa-fetoprotein (AFP) test|
To treat a testicular cancer, it is necessary to make a surgical intervention. Orchiectomy (removal of a testicle) is conducted at all stages. Radiation therapy is mainly used for patients with seminoma, which is very sensitive to radiation. Lympladenctomy (lymph node dissection) is conducted in case of metastatic spread.
Medanta is a large modern medical center which treats over 20,000 international patients annually. The Center is equipped with all cutting-edge technologies allowing to conduct effective, painless and non-traumatic treatment of a wide range of oncological diseases including testicular cancer.
Doctors of Medanta provide a full diagnostics before choosing a treatment program. Such procedures are applied for diagnosing testicular cancer:
After an establishing of a diagnosis, surgery - is a first step regarding treatment of testicular cancer. Doctors apply orchiectomy (removal of an affected testicle) under general or local anesthesia. Depending on type and stage of tumor - lymphadenectomy, chemo- and radiotherapy are used.