Christopher G. Wood MD FACS


Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer happens when cells in the prostate gland grow abnormally and out of control. (The prostate is a small organ below a man’s bladder that makes fluid for semen.) The cancer cells can grow and spread to other parts of the body. Prostate cancer is usually slow-growing, and it can often be cured.

Testicular Cancer Screening

Testicular cancer is not common. It is often first discovered by the man himself, or his sex partner, as a lump or an enlarged and swollen testicle. In the early stages of testicular cancer, the lump, which may be about the size of a pea, usually is not painful. Testicular cancer has a high cure rate. Experts have…

Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection

Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) is surgery often used to treat testicular cancer. It is done to remove lymph nodes that may be cancerous from the lower back and pelvis. During the early phases of stage I nonseminoma testicular cancer, it can be very difficult to tell whether these lymph nodes are cancerous…

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer happens when cells in a testicle grow abnormally and out of control. The cancer cells can spread to other parts of your body. The testicles, which make and store sperm, are located in a pouch below the penis called the scrotum. Although rare, testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in young…