Prognosis of Testis Cancer

The cure rate for testis cancer is excellent, with approximately 95% of the men cured.  Cure rates depend on the stage of cancer.  Men with localized cancer (Stage I: cancer confined to the testicle) have a cure rate of about 99%.  Men with regional spread (Stage II: cancer in the lymph nodes of the retroperitoneum) have a cure rate of about 95%.  Men with distant metastatic disease (Stage III) have a cure rate of about 75%.

Importantly, approximately 80% of testis cancers that recur or progress, will do so within the first year of diagnosis.  An additional 15-20% will recur within two years of the initial diagnosis.  Less than 5% of men will have a recurrence or progression of cancer after two years.