Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer overview

You are at the center of everything we do at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Here, we surround you with a team of specialists who work together closely to provide expertly targeted, complete care and compassionate support throughout your treatment and beyond.

We guide you every step of the way, combining our deep clinical expertise in testicular cancer with a commitment to meet your unique needs.

Why choose SCCA?

  • Where you’re treated first matters most
    Studies have shown that the first treatment you receive for cancer is by far the most important. Patients who begin treatment at SCCA often have better outcomes than those who started treatment elsewhere. 
  • Experienced testicular cancer specialists
    SCCA patients receive state-of-the-art care from some of the world’s leading doctors. In fact, as a member institution of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, SCCA is home to doctors who help define the standards for testicular cancer care nationwide. 
  • Comprehensive testicular cancer treatment 
    Our doctors provide the full spectrum of treatments testicular cancer may require. Based on the unique characteristics of your tumor, your team may recommend surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or bone marrow transplant, all available here.
  • A national leader in cancer care
    SCCA is the leading cancer treatment center in the region and among the top nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • NCI comprehensive cancer center
    We are a comprehensive cancer center, a designation from the National Cancer Institute that reflects our scientific leadership and the depth and breadth of our research to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. 

Treatment

SCCA experts offer comprehensive care for testicular cancer, including advanced treatments. 

Men with localized testicular cancer come to the SCCA Prostate Oncology Center at UW Medical Center for care. If your disease is advanced, your first visit may be at the SCCA outpatient clinic on Lake Union. Our testicular cancer specialists see patients at both locations.

Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, you can safely take one to three months to do research, get a second opinion and carefully consider your options. A diagnosis of cancer can feel overwhelming. We have an experienced, compassionate team ready to help. 

Providers

At SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a team coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.

Clinical trials

SCCA was formed, in part, to bring promising new treatments to patients faster. For testicular cancer patients, this means more treatment options at SCCA than you might find elsewhere, including the chance to participate in one of many ongoing clinical trials conducted at SCCA and its parent organizations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine.