Orchiectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your testicals. It is commonly performed as a treatment for testicular or prostate cancer.
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The testes produce the male sex hormone ‘testosterone’ as well as the sperms. An orchiectomy is done to remove one or both of your testicles.
There are two main types of orchiectomy surgeries:
Orchiectomy is usually performed as treatment for testicular cancer, or as a form of hormone therapy for advanced prostate cancer to reduce testosterone production which suppresses cancer growth and provides symptom relief. In many cases, an orchiectomy is performed before radiation therapy or in tandem with it, to enhance the treatment effectiveness. The surgery itself is not complex, but is permanent.
The costs for an orchiectomy will vary depending on your individual case, the country of treatment, the exchange rate and the experience of your surgeon.
Listed below are the average prices for an orchiectomy across the world.
Orchiectomy is offered in 2 countries