Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Testicular Cancer Types

Types of testicular cancer include:

  • Seminoma:
    • Accounts for 30 to 40% of testicular cancers
  • Embryonal cell carcinoma:
    • Accounts for 20 to 25% of testicular cancers
  • Teratocarcinoma:
    • Accounts for 20 to 25% of testicular cancers
  • Teratoma:
    • Account for 5 to 10% of testicular cancers
  • Choriocarcinoma:
    • Accounts for 1 to 3% of testicular cancers

Rare types of testicular cancer include:
  • Leydig cell tumors
  • Sertoli cell tumors
  • Yolk sac tumors

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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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