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Is There Still an Indication for Radiotherapy in Seminoma Clinical Stages I–IIA/B?

  • Sophie Dorothea FossåEmail author
  • Klaus-Peter Dieckmann

Abstract

In spite of the high radiosensitivity of seminoma, radiotherapy should be used only exceptionally in these patients due to the risk of radiation-induced second cancer. Adjuvant chemotherapy with carboplatin or active surveillance represents effective alternative therapeutic options in stage I. For patients with limited stage II, radiotherapy may be considered though cisplatin-based chemotherapy is the treatment preferred by most European clinicians.

Keywords

Active Surveillance Testicular Cancer Target Field Germ Cell Cancer Adjuvant Treatment Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sophie Dorothea Fosså
    • 1
    Email author
  • Klaus-Peter Dieckmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Oslo University Hospital, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, National Advisory Unit for Late Effects after Cancer TherapyOslo NydalenNorway
  2. 2.Department of UrologyAlbertinen-KrankenhausHamburgGermany

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