But some treatments for testicular cancer can cause infertility.Some people with testicular cancer may have low sperm counts because of changes that occur in the testicles before the cancer develops.It probably will not be exactly like your old testicle or the one you still have. After an orchidectomy, it's often possible to be discharged quickly, although you may need to stay in hospital for a few days.
In such circumstances, it's sometimes possible to only remove the part of the testicle containing the tumour.
You should ask your surgeon about this if you're in this position.
For stage 1 seminomas, after the testicle has been removed a single dose of chemotherapy may be given to help prevent the cancer returning.
A short course of radiotherapy is also sometimes recommended.
Your cancer team will make recommendations, but the final decision will be yours.
Before discussing your treatment options with your specialist, you may find it useful to write a list of questions to ask them.
If you have testicular cancer, the whole of the affected testicle will need to be removed because only removing the tumour may lead to the cancer spreading.
By removing the entire testicle, your chances of making a full recovery are greatly improved.
But in many cases, the chance of recurrence is low and your doctors may recommend that you're very carefully monitored over the next few years.