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Testicular Cancer


Let's discover the truth behind some important misconceptions about testicular cancer.

Reviewed by Christopher Kim, M.D. , | Urology, | Urology

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

The Basics

The Facts About Testicular Cancer

About 1 in 250 men in the U.S. will develop testicular cancer. Here's what you need to know.

Guidelines among medical bodies vary, but testicular self-exams play a role in cancer detection.

Any cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but don't allow misinformation to make it worse.

Patients will hear a lot of diagnostic lingo before and during treatment. Here's what it means.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

The Symptoms and Diagnosis of Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is curable if detected and treated early. Here's what every man should know.

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

Treatment and Recovery for Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer can be beaten. Find out how, and what to expect from treatment and recovery.

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.

Life After Testicular Cancer

Life After Testicular Cancer

You beat testicular cancer. Here's how life may look for you now.

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.

Chemotherapy can decimate your sperm count, but it doesn't spell the end of parental prospects.