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Testicular Cancer: An Educational Guide

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*This site is meant for educational purposes. I hope that it aids in the overall awareness of a disease that afflicts men of all races and ages. Testicular Cancer is indiscriminate and if not treated can be deadly. I wish good health to all and enjoy the site!

Overview of Testicular Cancer

Testicular Cancer is a relatively rare form of cancer. Although testicular

cancer accounts for only 1 percent of cancers in men, testicular cancer

is the most common cancer in men between the ages of 20 and 34.

About 75% of cases of testicular cancer occur in men between 20 and

49. Nevertheless, testicular cancer is one of the most treatable forms of

cancer, with cure rates approaching 100% if detected early.

Just the Facts

  • Testicular cancer is the most common malignancy in young men between the ages of 20 and 34. There are about 7500 new cases yearly, with approximately 350 deaths per year in the US.

  • Testicular cancer is more common in white men than black or Asian.

  • Although it accounts for only about 1 percent of all cancers in men, it is the number one cancer killer among men in their 20's and 30's.

  • Most testicular cancers are self-discovered by patients as a painless or uncomfortable lump in the testicle. About 1-3% of testicular neoplasms are bilateral.

  • If found early, testicular cancer is almost always curable.

  • Early stage testicular cancer can be treated with surgery and radiation therapy. Late stage testicular cancer can be treated with the combination of surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.

  • Self-checks continue to be the most effective way of prevention

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