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Testicular Cancer

A concise review to help young men understand testicular cancer and the importance of testicular self-exams.

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer starts in the male gland known as a testicle or testis (two are called testicles, or testes). Though it can affect a man or boy at any age, it is most often found in men age 15 to 44 years. It’s fairly rare and very treatable. With early diagnosis, testicular cancer can be cured. With treatment, the risk of death from this cancer is small. How well a patient reacts to treat...

Testicular Cancer Poster

Download this poster for facts and figures on testicular cancer.

Testicular Cancer Infographic

An infographic with facts and figures on testicular cancer.

Testicular Cancer in Children

In children with testicular cancer, cancerous cells are found in the tissues of one or both testicles. Testicular tumors in children are rare, most likely treatable and most often curable. The Testicles Male Reproductive System Medical Illustration Copyright © 2015 Nucleus Medical Media, The testicles (also known as testes or testis) are part of the male reproductive system. These 2 golf ba...

Ep. 76 Testicular Cancer

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. It's a time of year to raise extra awareness and promote facts about this common cancer in young men. Education and early detection is a key factor to surviving testicular cancer.When it's found early, it's one of the most treatable and curable forms of cancer.

Testicular Cancer Patient Guide

Detailed guide to include a patient story, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for men as well as a section on children with testicular cancer.

Causes

It may not be possible to avoid risk factors for testicular cancer. The best plan is to catch it early. Men with the highest risk are: Men with a father or brother who had testicular cancer Men with a history of testes that don’t drop before birth (also known as undescended testes or cryptorchidism) Abnormal cells in the testicle called germ cell neoplasia in situ (GCNIS), most often found ...

Scrotum Testicular Ultrasound

Male Reproductive SystemMedical Illustration Copyright © 2015 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights reserved A man's testicles (testes) are in a skin-covered muscular sac called the scrotum. The testicles make sperm cells for reproduction. They also make the male hormone, testosterone. The main reason for scrotal ultrasound is to check swelling or pain. It’s also used to check masses in t...

Causes

Few causes have been found for testicular cancer that develops before puberty. Still, there are some risk factors. Intersex Disorders These complex cases with ambiguous (uncertain) genitalia and other abnormalities may have an atypical testicle that puts them at risk for tumors known as gonadoblastomas and dysgerminomas. A History of Undescended Testes How the testicles descend into the scrotum d...

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