Treatment success rates for testicular cancer are relatively high when compared to other cancers. In fact, the chance of dying due to testicular cancer is considered slim, at about 1 in 5,000, according to the American Cancer Society.

While successfully completing treatment for testicular cancer can be exciting, patients face the very real concern the cancer might return, but a proactive approach to follow-up care can overcome such issues.

What does follow-up care look like?

After completing treatment for testicular cancer, it’s essential to attend follow-up appointments—lab tests, X-rays, CT scans and more—so your doctor can monitor you for signs of recurrence or treatment side effects.

The American Cancer Society suggests individuals consult their doctor about