Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection (RPLND) Surgery Patient Stories

Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection, or RPLND, is a treatment for testicular cancer, which involves surgery to remove your retroperitoneal lymph nodes. These lymph nodes are common sites for testicular cancer, among other forms of cancer, to spread.

RPLND Patient Stories

Hugo T., Non-Seminoma, Stage 2B

Age at Diagnosis: 21
1st Symptoms:
Pea-sized lump on right testicle
Treatment: Surgical removal of right testicle, lymph node resection, chemotherapy


Steve L., Non-Seminoma, Stage 4

Age at Diagnosis: 25
1st Symptoms:
Grape-sized tumor on neck; hip and pelvis pain; ultrasound revealed tumor on right testicle
Chemotherapy (BEP), removal of right testicle, lymph node resection (RPLND), and tumor dissection in the neck