Living with testicular cancer

Once your treatment is over, your doctor will want to see you for regular check-ups. This is known as follow-up. At first these check-ups will happen quite often, sometimes every 3 or 4 months for the first 2 years. After 2 years, the visits may be just once or twice a year, depending on the treatment you received. The follow-up will continue for at least 5 years.

At the check-up, you may have tests like a physical exam, X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, and blood tests. If you are between check-ups and you have a symptom or problem that worries you, let your doctor know without delay.

Is there a support group for testicular cancer?

Men Against Cancer (MAC) is a support group for men with testicular cancer. MAC provides men and their relatives and friends with information, advice and emotional support. This support group consists of volunteers who have had treatment for testicular cancer. These men are carefully selected after their recovery and fully trained. This service is provided on a one-to-one basis and is confidential. You can contact MAC through our helpline 1800 200 700.

There are many cancer support centres and voluntary groups around the country. If you feel they could help you and your family, call the National Cancer Helpline on 1800 200 700. The Helpline nurses can give you more information on counselling or support groups in your area.

We can also help you cope with the emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis.

Useful resources

Note: Links to external websites are listed below. The Irish Cancer Society is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Call our National Cancer Helpline

Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse
It's open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 6pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm

Date Last Revised: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015