Testicular Cancer Information
Testicular cancer is a rare but highly treatable type of cancer that affects about 8,000 men each year. It occurs when malignant (cancerous) cells form in one or both of a man's testicles. The disease typically affects men who are between the ages of 20 and 39. Other risk factors include being Caucasian and having an undescended testicle.
Symptoms include but are not limited to:
- A painless lump or swelling in either testicle
- A change in how the testicle feels
- A dull ache in the lower abdomen (stomach) or groin.
Although the incidence of testicular cancer has risen in recent years, more than 95 percent of cases can be cured.
(For more information on this condition, including the different types and treatment options, click Testicular Cancer.)