What Are the Five Warning Signs of Testicular Cancer? – MedicineNet

Posted: August 16, 2020 at 12:51 am

What is testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer arises from the testes (a part of the male reproductive system). The testicles are responsible for the production of male sex hormones and sperm for reproduction. They are located within the scrotum, a loose bag of skin below the penis. Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer occurring in males in the US between the ages of 15 and 35.

Testicular cancer can be aggressive and grow and spread rapidly. However, this cancer is highly treatable even after it spreads. Hence, the prognosis for men with testicular cancer is good. Studies have shown that the risk of dying from testicular cancer is about1 in 5,000.

How is testicular cancer treated?

The treatment may involve one or a combination of multiple treatment modalities, which depends on the extent of the disease.

The treatment options include

What causes testicular cancer?

The exact cause of testicular cancer is unknown. Some factors increase the risk of testicular cancer, including

What are the warning signs of testicular cancer?

The initial signs and symptoms of testicular cancer include

What are the types of testicular cancer?

Most testicular cancers are germ cell (cells that produce sperm) tumors. There are two main types of testicular cancer, seminomas and nonseminomas.

How is testicular cancer diagnosed?

Medically Reviewed on 8/13/2020

References

Medscape

American Cancer Society

Medline

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