Dating someone with one testicle
If you have testicular cancer, the whole of the affected testicle will need to be removed because only removing the tumour may lead to the cancer spreading.
By removing the entire testicle, your chances of making a full recovery are greatly improved.
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The first treatment option for all cases of testicular cancer, whatever the stage, is to surgically remove the affected testicle (an orchidectomy).
It's done by making a cut in your groin that the testicle is removed through, along with all the tubes and blood vessels attached to the testicle that pass through the groin into the tummy.
The operation is carried out under general anaesthetic.
A short course of radiotherapy is also sometimes recommended.But some treatments for testicular cancer can cause infertility.Some people with testicular cancer may have low sperm counts because of changes that occur in the testicles before the cancer develops.You may be able to bank your sperm before having a bilateral orchidectomy to allow you to father children if you decide to.Most people are still fertile after having 1 testicle removed.
Your sex life and ability to father children will not be affected.