Testicular Cancer Treatment (Professional) (cont.)
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General Information About Testicular Cancer
Updated statistics with estimated new cancer cases and deaths for 2012 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).
Cellular Classification of Testicular Cancer
Updated Bosi et al. as reference 3.
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This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of testicular cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions.
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