Testicular cancer responds well to medical treatment, which makes about 95% of patients survive years after the treatment. In fact, complete recovery from testicular cancer diagnosed early is 100 percent. Even in advanced testicular cancer, where the tumor has spread into nearby lymph nodes, chemotherapy can offer a cure rate of at least 85 percent.
The age-adjusted death rate, based on patients who died in 2002-2006 in the US, was 0.3 per 100,000 men per year. The overall 5-year relative survival rate for 1999-2005 was 95.3%. Five-year relative survival rates by race were approximately:
- 95.6% for white men
- 88.4% for black men.