You're not alone.
- Testicular cancer is the most common cancer affecting males aged 15 to 351
- 9,910 new cases of testicular cancer reported in the US in 20222
- Average age of diagnosis is 33 years2
There's good news.
Testicular cancer is treated successfully in
more than 95% of cases
at a 5-year-relative survival rate.1
The most common primary treatment is orchiectomy, surgical removal of one or both testicles.
While testicular cancer has one of the highest average 5-year relative survival rates of any cancer, you may have concerns about life after treatment, and the physical and emotional effects of having a testicle removed.
With you on the whole journey
If you find yourself sharing some of these concerns,
or worry that you may once your cancer treatment is behind you, it’s important to know that there are options that may help you feel whole again and regain your confidence.
Torosa® Testicular Implant
Thousands of men each year choose to restore part of what was lost,5 by receiving a Torosa® Testicular Implant. A testicular implant is designed to help restore a more natural look and feel of the testicles in the scrotum.
It’s more than just a cosmetic solution —
50-60% of men reported
improved body image after receiving an implant.6
Torosa implants are available in multiple sizes to help match the size of the testicles that were removed. The firmness of the implant can also be customized to allow a natural look and feel.
The benefits are real
While it is important to know that a testicular implant is not a functioning testicle, the benefits provided have been shown to have positive psychological impact and high levels of patient satisfaction.
Trusted and approved for over 20 years
Compared to other implants on the market, the Torosa implant has been rigorously tested and has been approved by the FDA since 2002. In fact, it’s the only testicular implant with FDA approval.
Depending on patient and doctor preference, the implant can be placed at the same time as the testicle is removed or it can be done later in a separate procedure
98% of patients believe it’s important they be offered a testicular implant…7
but only 47% of them are.5,8
Advocate for yourself
While nearly all testicular cancer patients say they would
want to be offered the option of an implant, less than half
of them are presented with this information by their doctor.
When you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, removing the cancer
is naturally the primary focus.
But it’s not too early to ask whether a testicular implant may be right for you—and whether it should be done at the same time as your cancer surgery. Clinical studies recommend all patients undergoing surgical removal of the testicle should be offered a testicular implant, regardless of age.9
Ask your doctor
If you think an implant could be an option for you, ask your doctor the following questions:
Am I a candidate for a Torosa testicular implant?
If I have the implant, can I still have radiation?
Could I have the implant placed at the same time as my testicle removal, or after?
Is the implant covered by my insurance?
Important Safety Information
A testicular implant is concealed entirely within the body to address the loss of a testicle or testicles for both adults and children. The Coloplast TOROSA Saline-Filled Testicular Prosthesis is intended for use when cosmetic testicular replacement is indicated i.e., in the case of agenesis or following the surgical removal of a testicle.
The implantation of testicular prostheses is contraindicated in the presence of infection or untreated neoplasm (abnormal growth).
Testicular implants are surgical solutions requiring a healing period that have risks associated with surgery such as pain, anesthesia reactions, silicone reactions, bleeding, infection, repeat surgery due to sizing changes or potential leakage. Implant considerations may include your medical condition (e.g., lupus, scleroderma, neuromuscular disorders), lifestyle, personal preference and cost.
This treatment is prescribed by your physician. Although many patients may benefit from the use of this device, results may vary. Discuss treatment options with your physician to understand the risks and benefits of the various options to determine if a testicular implant is right for you.
For further question, call Coloplast Corp at 1-800-258-3476 and/or consult the company website at www.coloplast.us
- Cleveland Clinic https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/12183-testicular-cancer
- Cancer.NET https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/testicular-cancer/statistics
- Skoogh J, Steineck G, Cavallin-Ståhl E, Wilderäng U, Håkansson UK, Johansson B, Stierner U; SWENOTECA. Feelings of loss and uneasiness or shame after removal of a testicle by orchidectomy: a population-based long-term follow-up of testicular cancer survivors. Int J Androl. 2011 Apr;34(2):183-92.
- Rossen P, Pedersen AF, Zachariae R, von der Maase H. Sexuality and body image in long-term survivors of testicular cancer. Eur J Cancer. 2012 Mar;48(4):571-8.
- Clinical data on file at Coloplast Corp. and within the device labeling.
- Hayon S, Michael J, Coward RM. The modern testicular prosthesis: patient selection and counseling, surgical technique, and outcomes. Asian J Androl. 2020 Jan-Feb;22(1):64-69.
- Dieckmann KP, Anheuser P, Schmidt S, Soyka-Hundt B, Pichlmeier U, Schriefer P, Matthies C, Hartmann M, Ruf CG. Testicular prostheses in patients with testicular cancer - acceptance rate and patient satisfaction. BMC Urol. 2015 Mar 13;15:16.
- Robinson R, Tait CD, Clarke NW, Ramani VA. Is it safe to insert a testicular prosthesis at the time of radical orchidectomy for testis cancer: an audit of 904 men undergoing radical orchidectomy. BJU Int. 2016 Feb;117(2):249-52.
- Adshead J, Khoubehi B, Wood J, Rustin G. Testicular implants and patient satisfaction: a questionnaire-based study of men after orchidectomy for testicular cancer. BJU Int. 2001 Oct;88(6):559-62.