Recent studies have revealed that testicular cancer is more common in men who’ve had an undescended testicle as a child and have a higher chance of getting testicular cancer; however it is treatable by surgery. Cancer in the testicles is called testicular cancer, which is part of the male reproductive system. It may be hereditary. People who suffer from infertility are at a major risk. After being treated for testicular cancer in one testis there is a risk of the other being affected, precautions must be taken after the first treatment is over and regular checkups is a must. Men who are taller have a higher risk of testicular cancer for some unknown reason. People who suffer with HIV or AIDS have a risk of developing testicular cancer.

This is not contagious and it cannot be transmitted via sexual intercourse. A Combination of chemotherapy, stem cell transplant and High-dose chemotherapy, Surgery to remove cancer is also one of the methods; however treatment for testicular cancer can cause infertility. In order to prevent this disease one must do the exam after a warm shower or bath to make it easier to feel for anything unusual. Use hands to examine each testicle. Place your index and middle fingers under the testicle and your thumbs on top. Roll the testicle between your thumbs and fingers. As you feel the testicle, you may notice a cord-like structure on top and in back of the testicle.

This structure is called the epididymis. Do not confuse it with a lump. Feel for any lumps. Lumps can be small or larger and are often painless. If you notice a lump, contact your doctor immediately. Check for any change in size, shape, or consistency of the testes. One should get a physical exam once a year by a certified medical expert or a doctor. 
Cancer of the testis is about 11 percent-13 percent of all cancer deaths of men between the ages of 15-35. However Testicular cancer is 90 percent-95 percent curable. 

10 mostly reported signs and symptoms of a possibility of having testicular cancer are noted in the following:
  • ·         The first and most common sign is a lump in or on a testicle.
  • ·         Any swelling or enlargement of the testicle is clearly visible.
  • ·         Testicles might shrink for the affected person.
  • ·         A pain in the lower abdomen or in the groin might be observed.
  • ·         Scrotum might feel heavy due to collection of fluid.
  • ·         Swelling occurs due to a collection of fluid in the scrotum.
  • ·         Discomfort and or pain in a testicle or in the scrotum are also common.
  • ·         Enlargement or tenderness of the breasts.
  • ·         Spread is usually followed by back pain due to retroperitoneal disease.
  • ·         Due to disease spread there are enlarged lymph nodes or masses. Testicular cancer can be fatal and cause other unnecessary health issues which might damage social and personal sections of one's life. Preventive measures must be taken to deal with this disease.

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