Cancer survival rates are usually discussed in terms of 5-year relative survival, which refers to the proportion of patients still alive 5 years after diagnosis. Keep in mind that statistics like these are based on large groups of people and cannot predict what might happen with an individual patient.
Overall, current data shows that 95.2% of men with testicular cancer survive at least five years. Like other solid tumors, men with early-stage disease do better than men with advanced or late-stage cancers. The 5-year relative survival by stage:
- 99.2% of men with localized cancer that remains confined to the testicle
- 96.4% of men with regional cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes
- 72.8% of men with distant cancer that has metastasized