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Testicular Cancer

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What is testicular cancer?

Most testicular cancer starts in the sperm-making cells of the testicles. Testicular cancer occurs most commonly in males aged 15 to 39 years.

Male Reproductive System

What increases my risk for testicular cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer?

How is testicular cancer diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider may shine a small flashlight on your scrotum. This may show a lump in or on your testicle. You may need one or more of the following tests:

Will testicular cancer affect my ability to have sex?

A male with 1 normal healthy testicle can still have sex and make sperm. Before treatment, ask your healthcare provider how your ability to have sex may change. Treatment can affect these abilities. You may have your sperm removed and frozen so that you can father a child at a later time.

How is testicular cancer treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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What can I do to manage my testicular cancer?

How should I do a testicular self-exam?

A testicular self-exam (TSE) can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Ask your healthcare provider or oncologist for more information about a TSE and how often to do one.

Testicular Self-exam

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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