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What Is Etoposide Injection Used For?

Using Etoposide Injection for Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is a cancer that begins in the testicles (testes), the male reproductive organs located beneath the penis in the scrotum. It is the most common form of cancer in men in the United States between the ages of 15 and 34. However, testicular cancer is overall exceedingly rare, accounting for only about 1 percent of all cancers in men in the United States.
 
Testicular cancer normally only affects one testicle. Symptoms may include:
 
  • A lump or swelling in the testicle
  • A feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
  • A dull ache in the lower abdomen (stomach) or groin
  • Pain or discomfort in a testicle or the scrotum
  • A sudden buildup of fluid in the scrotum.
 
Testicular cancer usually responds well to treatment, with more than 95 percent of cases being cured. In general, treatments will vary, depending in part on the type of cancer and how much the cancer has progressed. Treatment may include:
 
 
Etoposide injection is a type of chemotherapy treatment. It is used in combination with other chemotherapy medicines to treat testicular cancer that has not adequately responded to other chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.
 
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