• Testicular Cancer

    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care

    Testicular Cancer Support Services and Follow-up Care

    When you become a patient at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), our genitourinary medical, nursing and support teams make sure you are — and feel — well taken care of. You, your loved ones and family also have access to an array of support programs and services before, during and after your treatment.

    We understand that the symptoms and side effects from testicular cancer and treatment can be physically and emotionally challenging. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center provides a wide range of support programs to help you cope with any side effects and concerns. When you are diagnosed with testicular cancer, you and your loved ones should strongly consider taking advantage of our resources. We are with you for every step of your cancer journey and will work with you to promote a healthy survivorship. Below are some of our selected programs and services for testicular cancer patients.

    For a full list of our support services, as well as contact information, download Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center's Supportive Resources brochure. 

    Managing symptoms and side effects

    Support for Young Adults

    If you are a young man diagnosed with testicular cancer, you face very different challenges than men diagnosed later in adulthood. When first diagnosed, you are often still building intimate relationships and learning how to develop work, school, family life or emotional connections. The Young Adult Program at Dana-Farber (YAP@DFCI) provides opportunities to connect with and learn from other young adult patients (defined as age 18-39) like you. The YAP mission is to provide clinical services and programs that support your needs and empower you and other young adult patients.

    Find out more about these and other services provided by our Young Adult Program.

    Fatigue and depression

    You may find yourself more tired or depressed while going through cancer treatment. Sometimes this is the result of cancer treatment or coping with new physical changes. Our adult psychosocial oncology team can help you and your loved ones maintain the best quality of life during and after treatment.

    Find out more about these and other services provided by our Adult Psychosocial Oncology Program.

    Counseling and social work

    Our licensed social workers are here to help you and your loved ones face the many new concerns following a cancer diagnosis. We offer emotional support and assistance, and we help you find the best care professionals.

    Find out more about these and other services provided by our Adult Social Work Program.

    Fertility

    If you are concerned about having children after cancer treatment, we encourage you and your loved ones to consider sperm banking (freezing sperm and storing it for later use) before treatment. Unlike testicular surgery, cancer treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy may cause fertility issues. However, with the help and guidance of our experts, the majority of men who undergo testicular cancer treatment at DF/BWCC successfully go on to start families.

    Find out more about fertility issues for men after cancer treatment.

    Sexual concerns

    Treatment for testicular cancer often raises questions about your sexual health, fertility and relationships. DF/BWCC offers private, expert counseling and education to help you and your partner manage any sexual health concerns before, during or after cancer treatment.

    Find out more about our Sexual Health Program.

    Survivorship care

    Follow-up services are provided through Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Adult Survivorship Program, a member of the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence Network.

    The Adult Survivorship Program provides clinical care and services, including research that focuses on finding solutions for living well after cancer. The Adult Survivorship Program is one facet of our commitment to providing multidisciplinary medical care after cancer treatment.

    Testicular cancer patients are prone to certain medical problems in the years following treatment. Your testicular cancer physicians will help you get the medical attention you need for issues such as:

    • Early hypertension or diabetes: attention and care to the special needs of testicular cancer patients who gain weight or have high blood pressure
    • Cardio-oncology problems 

    Find additional information, resources and support for living well beyond cancer.

    Follow-up testing

    Your relationship with your testicular cancer physicians will continue after treatment has ended. Lifelong clinical exams are essential after testicular cancer treatment. You will have regularly scheduled check-ups after treatment to be certain that you are cancer free and healthy.

    Explore additional programs and services for our patients and their families at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital. 

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