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.

Multidisciplinary Urologic Cancer Expertise

For those with advanced or recurring testicular cancer, you may referred to our multidisciplinary Urologic Cancer Clinic, which brings some of the best oncologists and urologists in San Diego County to one location, so you can conveniently and quickly access the specialized care you need.

This unique clinic focuses on improving the prognosis and quality of life for people with high-risk, aggressive or metastatic genitourinary cancers such as testicular cancer.

At our clinic, you may:

  • Discuss treatment options with three cancer specialists — a medical oncologist, urologic surgeon and radiation oncologist — during a single visit
  • Receive a balanced view of treatment options with quality-of-life considerations incorporated into your care plan
  • Receive tests and treatments that meet the highest standards of cancer care, including genetic and molecular evaluations to further personalize care
  • Have faster and more convenient access to cancer care through all stages of treatment
  • Access the most promising, new testicular cancer treatments through participation in a clinical trial
  • Ask your dedicated patient navigator to help you schedule your appointments, scans and consults.

Second Opinions

Our cancer clinic is also open to men who have received a cancer diagnosis at another health system and have questions about or are undecided on the next steps. Your doctor may refer you to our clinic or you can self-refer.

How to Get a Second Opinion

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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