Penis and Testicle Health

Testicular Cancer

The Basics
Symptoms and Diagnosis
Treatment and Recovery
Life After Testicular Cancer

The Basics

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. This time three years ago, I was unaware.

Survivor Mike Craycraft started an advocacy organization to help men learn about the disease.

Heredity may play a role, but the chance of getting the 'Big C' in your testicles remains small.

The search is on for telltale molecules beyond the three that already indicate half of TC cases.

Life After Testicular Cancer

Of course, you're going to be apprehensive, but the big stuff won't change.

Here are 5 reasons I'm glad I talked to my doctor about my mental health after I beat cancer.

Surviving the disease isn't always the end of the psychological battle.

The results might be less drastic than you think, but consider banking some sperm.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Uncommon signs of this disease can point to other health problems, so don't ignore them.

So you have a lump. Your medical team will likely use diagnostic images to investigate.

An analysis of nearly 200,000 men could lead to improvements in screening and prevention.

A lump is the most common indicator—self-exams help—but be aware of other signs of the disease.

Treatment and Recovery

Robot-aided retroperitoneal lymph node dissection is a fairly new procedure with a big upside.

The three big weapons attack more than just cancer. Know how they might impact your body.

Orchiectomy is still the gold standard, but some men can retain part of their affected testicle.

Reactions to radiation, chemotherapy or surgery vary, so educate yourself about what's coming.