Testicular Cancer

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Definition of Testicular Cancer

Cancer is caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. The definition of Testicular cancer is the same as the general definition of cancer, the difference is the location in your body. Testicular cancer takes place in the scrotum. It is also called, "malant neoplasm of testis."


Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

  • Irregular Lumps in the scrotum
  • Increased Growth of Breasts
  • Puberty at an abnormally young age
Symptoms of Advanced Testicular Cancer

  • Aching pain in lower abdomen and back
  • Chest pain, constant coughing and loss of breath
  • Constant minor headaches

How is the Cancer Diagnosed

  • Self examination
  • Ultrasound scan
  • Urine and blood tests
  • Tissue sample

Prevalence of Testicular Cancer

  • Risk of getting testicular cancer is around 1 in 270 men
  • Chance of those people with testicular cancer dying from it is only 1 in 5000 men
  • Not very prevalent type of cancer

Causes of Testicular cancer

  • Exact cause of cancer is unknown
  • Most testicular cancer cells have an copy of a part of chromosome 12
  • It tends to be heriditary

Testicular cancer on a molecular level and cellular level

  • Testicular cancer forms in the germ cells.
  • Germ cells uncontrollably divide.
  • Germ cell tumors are the main type of testicular cancer.
  • Most testicular cancer cells have extra copies of a part of chromosome 12.

Treatments and cures for testicular cancer

Treatments depend of the stage of the cancer and other factors.

  • Surgery, Radiation therapy, chemotherapy, high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant are all different types of treatments for testicular cancer.
  • easily stopped at early stages.
  • if testicular cancer is caught at an early stage, it can be cured by any of the treatments and fully remove and cure the cancer before it spreads to other parts of the body.
  • 90% who get treatments are eventually cured.

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