- Testicular cancer is diagnosed in about 8,000 men a year in the US
- 390 men a year die of testicular cancer
- Testicular cancer is most common in men between the ages of 18 and 39 years of age
- Racial Differences. Testicular cancer is most common in white men.
- Most at risk of testicular cancer are men of Scandinavian decent.
- Testicular cancer rates have more than doubled in white men over the past 40 years
- Testicular cancer rates have now begun to increase in black men.
- Germany, Scandinavia, and New Zealand have the highest incidence of testicular cancer. Asia and Africa have the lowest rates.
- The Cause of testicular cancer is not known
Signs and Symptoms of Testicular cancer:
A painless lump or swelling around one or both testicles is the most common symptom.
Other symptoms include:
- A dull ache in the groin or lower abdomen
- Pain or discomfort in the testicle or scrotum that may be constant or sporadic
- A feeling of heaviness or pulling sensation in the scrotum
- Sudden enlargement of the testicle due to fluid (a hydrocele)
- Tenderness or enlargement of tissue in the breast area.
Most lumps in the scrotum are not testicular cancer but if you find a lump or swelling or detect any differences in your testicles when you do a self examination you must go see your doctor.
Testicular cancers respond very well to treatment
Tests will be carried out by your doctor to make an accurate diagnosis.
Article Statistical Source: National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society