I read that NY Presb. is 5th and Sloan Kettering is 10th
In terms of specifically treating TC, MSKCC is 1 or 2 along with Indiana University. That being said, the removal of the testicle is actually a short and fairly simple operation. This can be done by any experienced urological surgeon and there is no need to hunt around too much as long as the person has done it before. The important part is to make sure that you get the pathology done by a qualified genito-urology pathologist. A few member on this board had their slides sent to MSKCC for a second read just to make sure.
Since you are at the beginning of this journey, you should also ask to get a baseline read on your sons testosterone levels if not already done. This can be useful later to determine if his hormone levels have been impacted by the removal.
The most important thing right now is to get the testicle out as soon as possible. Keep copies of all records and reports and CT scans as well. Make a folder.
If the size of the tumor is any indication, hopefully your son has caught this early. He'll get through with flying colors!!
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Mass found 11/20/08
Left I/O 11/25/08
Pathology: Seminoma, Stage 1
Surveillance: All Clear since