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Testicular Cancer



Cancer that develops in a testicle is called testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is very treatable and is one of the most curable forms of cancer if found early.

Overview

Men between the ages of 15 and 40 are most likely to get testicular cancer, but it can occur in males of any age, including infants and older men.

Understanding Your Diagnosis

Symptoms of testicular cancer are similar to other conditions, so your doctor will want to order tests to rule these out before making a diagnosis.

Deciding on Treatment

Your treatment plan depends on the extent of the disease. You may need surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or a combination of these. Your doctor will determine the best treatment for you.

Managing Side Effects

Side effects are common during cancer treatment and vary from person to person. Your health care team will work to ease any side effects that you experience.

Advanced Reading

Learn more about testicular cancer from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Physician Data Query (PDQ®) for patients. It includes information about prevention, screening, and treatment.




 

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