Testicular tumor treatment for kids
At Children's Colorado, we will coordinate with your family to determine the best treatment and observation options for your child. Treatment options for your son will depend on the type of tumor.
Benign (non-cancerous) testicular tumor treatment
If the tumor does not appear to have spread to other parts of the body, we will likely follow up frequently and explore other treatment options to ensure the tumor does not return. We will determine the correct treatment and observation options for the type of tumor in coordination with you and your family. Often these non-cancerous testicular tumors are removed through surgery. We will determine treatment based on whether the benign testicular mass causes pain or increases risk for infection or infertility.
Cancerous testicular tumor treatment
Testicular cancer is treatable and has a favorable outlook with most patients being cured. Being cured does require surgery to remove the testicular tumor. Children's Colorado has the most experience in the region managing testicular cancer, where it is a key component of our multidisciplinary Solid Tumor Program. However, this requires close follow-up with your child's urologist and possibly an oncologist. Care may also include further surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and routine imaging to see if the cancer has spread or returned.
If X-rays or CT scans show that the tumor has spread outside the testicle, we will likely recommend chemotherapy or surgery, and possibly both. These treatment decisions depend on many factors and will be a personal decision your family makes after discussing it with your child's care team.
Why choose Children's Colorado for your child's testicular tumor treatment?
We understand it can be stressful to learn that your child has a testicular tumor. Whether their testicular mass is determined to be benign or more serious, Children's Colorado has the expertise and experience to guide your child's care and achieve the best possible outcome. We care for infants, children and adolescents with all stages of disease.
Because treating testicular cancer in boys and young men is not always straightforward, we encourage families to seek advice and treatment options from experts in pediatric urology and oncology. At Children's Colorado, we are fortunate to have one of the few pediatric urologists who is also trained in urologic oncology.
In addition to the common methods for diagnosing and treating testicular tumors in children, our Program participates in research and clinical trials, giving your child access to the best treatments available.
To learn more, visit our Pediatric Oncology Program and our Urologic Tumor Program.