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What Causes Testicular Cancer?

The cause of testicular cancer is largely unknown. As yet, there is no identifiable link between testicular cancer and genetics, habits, lifestyles, or activities. There is some evidence that the risk of testicular cancer is higher in men whose testicles failed to descend normally through the inguinal canal to the scrotum before birth or by the age

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How Is Testicular Cancer Diagnosed?

One of the most effective ways of finding a tumor is by testicular self-examination on a monthly basis. Most lumps in the testicle are cancerous, but noncancerous masses and cysts can arise from other causes, such as infection. If a suspicious lump is found, the initial steps toward diagnosis include: Physical examination Specialized tests Physical

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How Is Testicular Cancer Treated?

No one treatment works for all testicular cancer. This is because the two basic types of testicular cancer-seminomas and nonseminomas-differ in: Their tendency to spread The way they spread How they respond to radiation therapy Because of these different characteristics, seminomas and nonseminomas require different treatments. The treatment combinations are chosen depending on the tumor

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What Are The Side Effects Of Treatment Of Testicular Cancer?

Of chief concern to most men, especially young men, is how treatment might affect their sexual or reproductive abilities. After Surgery After Radiation Therapy After Chemotherapy After Surgery An operation to remove one testicle: Does not cause impotency Seldom interferes with fertility (the ability to father a child) Men with one healthy testicle can still: Have

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