Testicular Cancer (Germ Cell Tumors)

Look to UC San Diego Health for expert testicular cancer care because we have the experience and expertise to successfully treat this rare cancer.

If managed early and correctly, testicular cancer (usually associated with germ cell tumors) is curable in about 90 percent of patients.

Nationally Ranked Cancer Care

UC San Diego Health is repeatedly ranked among the nation's best in both cancer care and urology by U.S. News & World Report. We are also the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in San Diego County. This is the highest possible rating for a U.S. cancer center, and it means you’ll receive the best possible care and support. Studies show patient outcomes are better at NCI-designated cancer centers.

Comprehensive, Personalized Treatments for Testicular Cancer

Rare Tumor Clinic

Through our Rare Tumor Clinic, UC San Diego Health offers highly specialized care for germ cell tumors, including personalized infusion therapy and surgery. You find surgeons who have extensive experience with germ cell tumors and vascular repair surgery. They work closely with medical oncologists to give you the best care. For those with advanced or recurring testicular cancer, your oncologist may recommend high-dose chemotherapy, including the use of stem cell support.

Clinical Trials

Advancing Cancer Care and Prevention

UC San Diego Health physicians are actively researching ways to improve cancer care. By joining a clinical trial, you may receive a new cancer treatment before it is available to the public. If your cancer has not responded to standard therapies, talk to your doctor about whether a clinical trial could be right for you.

Patient & Family Support Services

At UC San Diego Health, your care goes beyond treating disease. It also includes supporting you and your loved ones emotionally throughout your cancer journey. Most of our support services are free.

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