In contemporary stage I nonseminoma germ-cell tumor of the testis (NSGCTT) patients, increasing use of surveillance and chemotherapy, in concordance with guideline recommendations, is evident. Long-term survival rates were comparable between surveillance and active treatment (AT) patients. Among AT, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection was associated with better long-term survival outcomes. These results confirm the contemporary adherence to guideline recommendations and also confirm the safety of surveillance in patients with stage I NSGCTT.
- Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
- SEER Program
- Stage I testicular cancer
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