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There are also growths called “stromal tumors” that are often benign but sometimes can be cancerous. They show up in the tissues that produce hormones inside the testicles. They account for about 5% of adult cases and about 20% for boys.

From: Do I Have Testicular Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

NIH. National Cancer Institute. “General Information About Testicular Cancer,” “SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Testis Cancer,” “Testicular Cancer Screening.”

National Center for Biotechnology Information, “Glossary Database.”

American Cancer Society, “What Is Testicular Cancer?” “How is testicular cancer diagnosed?”

Urology Care Foundation, “How Do You Do a Testicular Self-Exam?”

National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

NIH. National Cancer Institute. “General Information About Testicular Cancer,” “SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Testis Cancer,” “Testicular Cancer Screening.”

National Center for Biotechnology Information, “Glossary Database.”

American Cancer Society, “What Is Testicular Cancer?” “How is testicular cancer diagnosed?”

Urology Care Foundation, “How Do You Do a Testicular Self-Exam?”

National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

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