Choosing a Treatment Option
Testicular Cancer Experts
The Testicular Cancer Resource Center maintains a list of "Testicular Cancer Experts". It is important to know that each year, in the U.S., there are approximately 8500 cases of testicular cancer diagnosed and according to the American Board of Medical Specialties there are approximately 11,700 board certified urologists. This means that not every urologist may be the most experienced in treating testicular cancer because there just aren't that many cases to go around. Some urologists may only treat a few cases a year or even less. While testicular cancer treatments are fairly straight forward there are instances when seeking care from an "expert in testicular cancer" may be warranted. The Testicular Cancer Society suggests that if you are diagnosed in an advanced stage or you appear to not be responding to initial treatments that you should consider contacting a physician that has expertise in the testicular cancer field.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Testicular Cancer Guidelines 2012
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is an alliance of 21 of the top cancer institutions in the U.S. The Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network has published their testicular cancer guidelines which are available to help clinicians in treating those patients with testicular cancer. The guidelines cover, staging, prognosis, treatment options and post-treatment follow up schedules.