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Testicular cancer is cancer that starts in the testicles, the male reproductive glands located in the scrotum. There are two main types of testicular cancer: seminomas and nonseminomas. These cancers grow from germ cells, the cells that make sperm.
Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 35. Fortunately, it is also one of the most treatable and curable cancers.
A stromal tumor is a rare type of testicular tumor that is usually not cancerous. Stromal tumors usually occur during childhood.
The exact cause of testicular cancer is unknown. Factors that may increase a man's risk for testicular cancer include:
Exposure to certain chemicals, HIV infection or a family history of testicular cancer may also increase your risk, and you are more likely to develop testicular cancer if you are Caucasian than if you are African American and Asian American.
Symptoms of testicular cancer may include:
Some men with testicular cancer experience no symptoms, which is why regular check-ups with a doctor are important.
A physical examination typically reveals a firm lump (mass) in one of the testicles.
Tests to diagnose testicular cancer may include:
A biopsy of the tumor is usually not performed until after the entire testicle is surgically removed.
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