What is testicular cancer?
"The young man's cancer"
cancer definition:
Cancer is a disease in which some of the body's cells grow uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body.

the testicles:
The testicles are the 2 oval-shaped male sex organs that sit inside the scrotum on either side of the penis.

The testicles are an important part of the male reproductive system because they produce sperm and the hormone testosterone, which plays a major role in male sexual development.

Types of Testicular Cancer
Less common types of testicular cancer include:
Basics of Testicular Cancer
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10 Key Facts
  1. Around 2,300 men are diagnosed with Testicular Cancer each year in the UK.
  2. Testicular Cancer is unusual compared with other cancers because it tends to affect younger men.
  3. Testicular Cancer is the most common type of cancer to affect men between the ages of 15 - 49.
  4. The exact cause or causes of Testicular Cancer are unknown, but a number of factors have been identified that increase a man’s risk of developing it, including undescended testicles, family history, and having previously experienced Testicular Cancer. 
  5. Testicular Cancer is one of the most treatable types of cancer, and the outlook is one of the best for cancers. 
  6. Typical symptoms are a painless swelling or lump in one of the testicles, or any change in shape or texture of the testicles. 
  7. See a GP immediately if you notice a swelling, lump or any other change in one of your testicles. 
  8. Treatment for Testicular Cancer is much more effective when started early.
  9. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery are the three main treatments for Testicular Cancer. 
  10. Survival of Testicular Cancer is very high. Nearly all men survive their disease.