What is Testicular Cancer?
Testicular cancer is a form of cancer that affects the testicles. The testicles (also called testes) are located inside the scrotum. The scrotum is a loose bag of skin underneath the penis. The testicles produce male sex hormones and sperm cells for reproduction.
The risk for developing testicular cancer is greater in men who have an undescended testicle.
Testicular cancer is an uncommon form of cancer. It most often affects men between the ages of 15 and 35. Testicular cancer is an uncommon form of cancer.>
If testicular cancer is detected and treated in its early stages, there is a high survival rate. Testicular cancer can grow and spread to other parts of the body.
Regular testicular self-examinations can help identify dangerous growths early.
Symptoms of Testicular Cancer
There are no symptoms in the early stages. When symptoms do appear, the most common ones are:
What is a Testicular Self-Exam?
The testicular self-exam also called a TSE, is a method for guys and men to check their testicles to make sure there aren't any unusual bumps or lumps. A testicular self-exam is important because it will help with early detection. The earlier testicular cancer is detected, the better the survival rates.
How Do I Perform A Testicular Self-Exam?
It is important to be familiar with the normal size, shape and weight of your testicles.
is best to check yourself right after a hot shower. After a hot shower, the skin
of the scrotum is relaxed and soft.
Stages of Testicular Cancer
Can Testicular Cancer be Treated?
Yes. If detected and treated early, testicular cancer can be cured.
Treatment options include:
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