After Treatment

Macmillan Cancer Support

You will have regular check-ups at the hospital after treatment finishes. These may every month to begin with. Your doctor will examine you. They also check your remaining testicle. You may have regular tumour marker tests. Other tests may include:

  • regular chest x-rays
  • occasionally CT or ultrasound scans.

It is important to attend all your appointments. Make another appointment straightaway if you cannot go. In between appointments contact your hospital doctor, nurse, or GP if you have new symptoms.

It is important to check your remaining testicle every month. Getting a new primary cancer in the other testicle is rare. But if you have already had testicular cancer you have a higher risk.

You may get anxious between appointments. This is natural. It may help to get support from family, friends or a support organisation.

Well being and recovery

Even if you already have a healthy lifestyle, you may choose to make some positive lifestyle changes after treatment.

Changes to the way you live can improve your health and well-being and help your body recover. They may also help to reduce the risk of late effects. These include not smoking and keeping physically active.

Complementary therapies can help you feel better, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve some treatment side effects

Your feelings

Everyone has their own way of dealing with illness and the different emotions they experience. There are lots of different ways to communicate and these can help you feel less alone. They include support groups and online support. You may find it helpful to talk things over with family and friends or your doctor or nurse.

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