In most cases, the first sign of
testicular cancer is a change in the size or shape of
one or both testicles (testes). Often this change doesn't cause pain, though
pain may be present. If unnoticed or untreated, testicular cancer may spread
(metastasize) to other areas of the body.
After you are diagnosed with testicular cancer, you and your doctor will begin planning your treatment. Nearly all men with testicular cancer have surgery. After surgery, you may have other treatments, if they are needed. This depends on your choices, the type of cells involved, and the stage of your cancer.
Testicular cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer, especially
during its early stages. If you have symptoms of testicular cancer, see a
doctor as soon as possible.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
January 4, 2013
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