The Truth About Testicular Cancer

Education and better information on testicular cancer and the importance of self-examination can result in a long-term reduction in the number of diseased men in the phase of advanced disease and thus better survival.

What is important to know about testicular cancer?
Testicular cancer is the most common tumor of younger men. In the last 40 years there has been a doubling of the occurrence of testicular tumors, which is most pronouncing in the developed countries of northern Europe.

It is a disease that is biologically well-healing if it is detected at an early stage, by tapping the testicles, especially in younger populations. Cancer of the testis is a rare tumor and makes 1% of tumors in all males but is common at younger age. It is good news that although malicious. If it is discovered at an early stage, cancer can be cure in more than 95% of cases.

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Risk Factors

Like all kinds of tumors, this genetic inherits, but in the case of testicular cancer it works a bit differently. For example, if a brother has cancer of the testicles, there is a greater chance that another one will get it (8-10 times) than if a father has it. If there are more brothers in the family than one has cancer, It would  be controlled regularly. After that, this is the question of untimely testicles. If a son is born without having lowered his testicles, pediatrician help will be need.

The most common symptoms of testicular cancer
It is often a clear symptom of any change in the testicle that can be touch. “Do you notice any irregularities in the testicles then it’s good to have a family doctor and then a urologist. The second most common symptom is back pain. The testicle can be small and hard to recognize. The back nodes may grow to the size of the nervous system and thus create pain.

Doctors recommendation

The recommendation of all doctors is that men examine the testicles by them self. Touching once a month, especially those who are in the risk group.