Testicular cancer

Read more about the patient satisfaction rates, our specialists' expertise, innovations, and wait times for testicular cancer treatment.


Martijn Kerst in gesprek (sarcomen, zaadbalkanker)
Zaadbalkanker is de meest voorkomende kankersoort bij jongvolwassen mannen. Met een toegewijd team van specialisten en experts staan wij hen bij.
Dr. Martijn Kerst Internist

Patient satisfaction

Patient satisfaction rates are the opinions of our patients on the care and services they received at the Netherlands Cancer Institute. Our patients named expertise, personal care, information, trust, and the possibility to be involved as important aspects in their ratings of the Netherlands Cancer Institute.


Patient satisfaction rates at the Netherlands Cancer Institute

Patients give the Netherlands Cancer Institute the following ratings.

  • 8.9
  • 9.0
  • 9.1
  • 8.7
    Wishes when choosing treatment
  • 8.8
    Shared decision making
"People really helped me find the best options for me as a person."
Dhr. Reijns Patient


Expertise is the experience and skill of our specialists, specific to this cancer type. We measure their expertise by keeping records of the numbers of patients treated, the numbers of patients requesting a second opinion, and the types of treatments being delivered.

The following data is based on the year 2015


  • 688

    patients with testicular cancer
  • 115

    new patients
  • 5

    second opinions

Further division by treatment type

The expertise of our team of specialists is based on the three main treatments: the number of patients receiving surgery, radiation, and/or treatment with cancer drugs. We will give you further insights into our experience per treatment.

Surgical treatments (most common)

  • 12

  • 11

    Retroperitoneal lymph node dissections

Drug treatments (most common)

  • 50


Many patients at the Netherlands Cancer Institute participate in a clinical trial looking into drug treatments, such as immunotherapy. These patients have not been included in the overview. 

Radiation treatments (most common)

  • 10

    radiation treatments
Andre Bergman in gesprek (zaadbalkanker)
Testicular cancer is a very rare tumor type that we can adequately treat at our experienced expert center with a focus on the patients.
Dr. André Bergman Internist

Wait times

Our wait times are currently longer than we would like for certain treatments. Displayed below are the expected wait times.

Our physicians closely monitor whether the wait time is acceptable for you based on your situation and physical shape. The wait times may differ between patients if the situation requires it.

  • 4 days

    Second opinion

    You can usually get a second opinion within four days

  • 8 days

    rapid diagnostics

    You can usually get rapid diagnostics within eight days


First appointment

Wait time until the first appointment

80% of our patients are seen within one week.

Establishing a treatment plan

Between your first visit to the clinic and the first diagnostics, there may be a period for additional tests, and for the specialists involved in the treatment to discuss and establish the treatment plan with the patient.

Start of treatment

Start of the treatment

Wait times until the start of the treatment

Our patients will start treatment within the following number of days: 

1. Radiotherapy treatment:          <14 days

2. Treatment with medication       <25 days

3. Surgical treatment:                 35-42 days

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