A radical orchiectomy is one aspect of the definitive treatment of testicular cancer.
Testicular cancer generally affects young men between puberty and age 35 years. Successful treatment incorporates a number of modalities, including radical orchiectomy, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, chemotherapy, and radiation.
Radical inguinal orchiectomy is the primary treatment for nearly all stages and types of testicular cancer. A prosthetic, saline-filled testicle can be inserted if you choose.