Better Cancer Free: Understanding Testicular Cancer

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In this episode we discuss testicular cancer. Being diagnosed with testicular cancer can be devastating for the nearly 10000 men found to have the disease yearly in the United States. And unlike many other cancers, testicular cancer actually affects younger rather than older men, making the diagnosis all the more traumatizing. But, in reality, testicular cancer is often considered a cancer “success story,” often resulting in a good outcome for men diagnosed early and treated appropriately. But how do men know if they have testicular cancer? How can they check to see if they have it? If they are diagnosed with testicular cancer, what are the treatment options? And, probably most importantly, what is the prognosis for men with testicular cancer? In order to answer these questions and many more, we turned to a true expert.

This Episode's Guest:
Sia Daneshmand, MD
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Dr. Sia Daneshmand is Professor of Urology and serves as director of clinical research at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. He is a leading authority in the management of complex testicular cancers and is one of the highest volume surgeons for this disease in the country. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Urology as well as the AUA/SUO Guideline Committee on testicular cancer. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and has been designated one of the “America’s Top Cancer Doctors” for the past 11 consecutive years. He is an active member of the Society of Urologic Oncology, has presented over 400 abstracts at scientific meetings and has authored over 300 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and book chapters. And now, without further ado, I bring you our conversation with Dr. Sia Daneshmand about testicular cancer.