Radiation Therapy for Testicular Cancer
After surgery, radiation therapy is the standard of care for early-stage testicular cancer. For more advanced or recurrent cancers, or those that don’t respond to chemotherapy, radiation may be used as a second line of defense. In addition, radiation therapy can be used for metastatic testicular cancer to relieve pain and other symptoms.
Several advanced delivery options are available for radiation to the testes, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) delivered with image guidance (IGRT), using multiple beams that shape the radiation dose to match the targeted tumor.