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Testicular Cancer Staging

When testicular cancer is diagnosed, tests will be performed to determine how much cancer is present, and if the cancer has spread from the testis to other parts of the body. This is called staging, and is an important step toward planning a treatment program.

As defined by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the stages of testicular cancer include the following:

Procedures for determining stage include the following:

In addition to these imaging procedures, chest x-rays, positron emission tomography (PET) scans, or other scans may be requested.

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