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Testicular Cancer

by Mark D’Andrea Cancer Specialist - Breast Cancer, Lung cancer
Testicular cancer is cancer that begins in the testicles, or testes. The testicles are part of the male reproductive system and have 2 main functions: creating male hormones such as testosterone.
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You may see a lot of violet ribbons this month and be wondering what they stand for. Testicular Cancer Awareness Month is in full force throughout the month. The goal is to get the word out on just what testicular cancer is and how it affects men. While it is among one of the least common cancers, with 1 in 263 men diagnosed in his lifetime over 8,000 cases are diagnosed each year, and around 400 cases are fatal. If caught before it spreads from the testicles, the survival rate is around 99%.

Testicular cancer is cancer that begins in the testicles, or testes. The testicles are part of the male reproductive system and have 2 main functions: creating male hormones such as testosterone, and creating sperm, which are the male cells needed to fertilize a female egg. Its important that men begin to get screened for testicular cancer at the age of 33. While some cases do arise in youths, it is very rare. Take time out of your day to take a special man in your life to go get tested or make sure they know the importance of getting tested.

What are the risk factors?
An undescended testicle
Family history of testicular cancer
HIV infection
Carcinoma inside of the testicle
Previous diagnosis of testicular cancer before
Race/ethnicity
Body size

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