Late Relapse of Clinical Stage I Testicular Cancer

Jack Baniel, Richard S. Foster, Lawrence H. Einhorn, John P. Donohue

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Abstract

Purpose: The clinical presentation and treatment of late recurrence (2 or more years after initial management) of testis cancer are defined. Materials and Methods: A retrospective search was performed to identify patients treated for late relapse at our university from 1979 to 1992 who had initially presented with clinical stage 1 disease. Results: We treated 35 patients with chemotherapy for late relapse. No patient has remained disease-free with chemotherapy alone. Subsequent surgery resulted in 43 percent of the patients being currently disease-free. Conclusions: The treatment of late relapse is surgical. Chemotherapy before late relapse for low volume disease does not uniformly prevent late recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1370-1372
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of urology
Volume154
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1995

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  • Urology

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