Cancer:
Testicular seminoma — Chemotherapy. Treatment abroad

Seminoma is an extremely malignant testicular tumor, which commonly occurs in men 20 to 40 years old. In rare cases, the disease is diagnosed in childhood. Seminomas feature a rapid growth and early metastasis formation. Most of the patients at time of diagnosis already have metastasizes in the retroperitoneal lymph nodes. The main treatment method is surgery. The further treatment tactics is determined in view of the disease stage.

Surgery

Regardless of the formation size, all patients are indicated a radical removal of the testicle (orchofuniculectomy). Through an incision in the groin, the surgeon excises the affected organ with the spermatic cord. The removed tissue is sent for histological examination in order to confirm the tumor nature.

The surgery is performed under general or epidural anesthesia. In the course of intervention, the prosthesis can be installed to preserve the natural look of the scrotum.

For seminoma of the 1st stage, the treatment is usually limited to orchofuniculectomy. However, in the future, these patients are subject to follow-up by the oncologist. In the later stages, the patients are offered the complementary therapies.

Radiotherapy

External beam radiotherapy after surgery is prescribed to patients with seminoma of the 2nd stage. Irradiation is subjected to retroperitoneal lymph nodes to which cancer cells migrate. The procedure is repeated daily for several weeks. The total exposure dose is less than 40 Gy.

After a course of complete cure is possible to achieve 95% of patients. In case of relapse used anticancer drugs.

Chemotherapy

Upon serious condition of the patient, the initial chemotherapy can be prescribed, and the removal of the testicle is performed later.

Postoperatively, the anticancer drugs are often recommend to the patients with advanced seminoma. 3 to 4 courses of therapy under EP or BEP program are considered the most effective. One course takes 3 weeks.

After treatment completion, there is still a high risk of tumor recurrence, so all patients need a follow-up. During the first year, the patient must visit the oncologist once a month, during year 2 and 3 year, once every 2 to 3 months, and after 5 years, every six months. Each visit should include a physical examination, a series of laboratory tests and ultrasound of the abdomen. The CT and ultrasound of the healthy testicle is performed, subject to availability of indications.

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University Hospital Bonn

8.6/10 from 150 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

The key objective of the Department of Internal Medicine III is to create and offer optimal treatments for internal diseases on inpatient, partially inpatient and outpatient basis.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn

Price 9014.00

University Hospital Cologne

8.7/10 from 82 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

The Department I for Internal Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne deals with the treatment of patients with various internal diseases. This includes in particular the following fields: Oncology, Hematology, Clinical infectology, Clinical immunology, Hemostasis, Intensive care.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 9281.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

7.5/10 from 97 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

The Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostasis, Rheumatology and Infectology at the University Hospital Frankfurt specializes in the treatment of all diseases of the hymatopoietic system and solid tumors.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 10811.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

The Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center integrates the clinical and research activities for all Charité departments and institutes dealing with Cancer. The director of the Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center is Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Keilholz.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 13193.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology at the Heidelberg University Hospital makes every effort to provide medical care of the highest quality to the patients with oncologic and rheumatologic diseases.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Krankenhaus Nordwest

9.5/10 from 24 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

Department of Oncology and Hematology of Krankenhaus Nordwest offers a wide range of medical services, including diagnosis, therapy and treatment of oncological diseases or diseases closely associated with the circulatory system.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 8428.00

Städtisches Klinikum Schwabing

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

The Department of Hematology, Oncology, Immunology, Palliative Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine in Schwabing treats all benign blood diseases, disorders of the immune and coagulation system, all forms of blood cancer, and the most of cancers.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 8394.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

The Department of Oncology, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant provides patient care on both inpatient and outpatient basis. The focuses of the inpatient treatment are acute leukemia and high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous blood stem cell transplantation.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 8395.00

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

The main treatment areas of the Department of Internal Medicine I, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Budde, are invasive and non-invasive cardiac diagnostics and therapy of all cardiac diseases.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 7563.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.9/10 from 71 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Clinical Immunology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf provides treatment of patients with blood diseases, cancer and immune system diseases. The Department focuses on the treatment of malignant diseases of  blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes. .


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Price 10896.00

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

The clinic of hematology, hemostasis, oncology and stem cell transplantation is a leading therapeutic clinic of the Medical Institute of Hannover for patients with solid tumor and systemic diseases, with other partially benign diseases of the hematopoietic system, as well as bleeding disorders.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 8963.00

Städtisches Klinikum Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

The department of hematology and oncology diagnosed and treated malignant tumors. The therapeutic spectrum includes all medicamentous treating methodes including chemotherapy, antibody, immune and hormone therapy. Cancer patients benefit from interdisciplinary treatment.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 8515.00

Gummersbach District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

The Department of Internal Medicine II at the Klinikum Oberberg in Gummersbach focuses on diagnosis and treatment of oncological and hematological diseases.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

Price 7445.00

Salem-Spital

9.6/10 from 29 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

Specialists in Department of Oncology of Salem-Spital are also involved in Swiss Tumor Institute STI. Among our partners there is a competenct network that offers real advantages in diagnosis and therapy of tumors and treats patients as the focus of its work.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Bern

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.5/10 from 78 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

The Department of Internal Medicine IV (Hematology and Oncology) covers the whole range of hematology and oncology. This includes prevention, diagnosis, therapy and post-operative care for cancer of all organs and blood.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle

Price 9214.00

St. Anna Hospital Herne

9.5/10 from 7 Votes

Chemotherapy of testicular seminoma (1 course)

The Department of Gastroenterology specializes in: Treatment of gastrointestinal diseases Hepatology Endoscopy, ultrasound, gastroenterological diagnostics Diabetology Oncology Treatment of infectious diseases.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Herne

Price 8350.00