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Cancer Testicles Overview

Another name for Cancer Testicles is Testicular Cancer.

What is testicular cancer?
A male with testicular cancer has abnormal cells in the testicle that multiply out of control. These cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. The cause of testicular cancer is unknown, but genetics may play a role in determining risk. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 34.

What are the symptoms of testicular cancer?
Symptoms of testicular cancer may include painless testicular swelling, a painless testicular lump, groin swelling, or breast enlargement.

How does the doctor treat testicular cancer?
Treatment for testicular cancer may include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or surgery.

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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