Testicular Cancer Directory
Testicular cancer begins in the testicles, the two glands that produce male hormones and sperm. Although rare, testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer in men aged 15 to 35. Testicular cancer is among the more curable cancers, even at an advanced stage, thanks to improved detection and treatment. There is a higher incidence in men who had or have a condition called an undescended testicle, who have fertility problems, and who've had a father with the disease. Symptoms include swelling and hardening of a testicle and a change in its shape or size. Treatment includes surgically removing the cancerous testicle, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about testicular cancer, its causes, symptoms, treatments, and much more.
Do I Have Testicular Cancer?
You feel a lump in your testicles. Could it be cancer? Here’s how to find out.
Life After Testicular Cancer Surgery
After you’ve had surgery for testicular cancer, you may have a host of questions. And probably first up: How will this affect my sex life? Can I father children?
Testicular Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-Stages of Testicular Cancer
After testicular cancer has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the testicles or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out if cancer has spread within the testicles or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the stage in order to plan treatment. The following tests and procedures may be used in the staging process:Chest x-ray: An x-ray of the organs and bones inside the chest. An x-ray is a type of energy beam that can go through the body and onto film, making a picture of areas inside the body.CT scan (CAT scan): A procedure that makes a series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body, taken from different angles. The pictures are made by a computer linked to an x-ray machine. A dye may be injected into a vein or swallowed to help the organs or tissues show up more clearly. This procedure is also called
Symptoms of Testicular Cancer
A look at the symptoms of testicular cancer from the experts at WebMD.
15 Cancer Symptoms Men Shouldn't Ignore
Here are 15 cancer symptoms that men should discuss with a doctor.
Chris Sable: Surviving Testicular Cancer
One year after being diagnosed with testicular cancer, WebMD Community Member is on top of the world.
Testicular Cancer: Self-Exams at Home
The biggest key to beating testicular cancer is detecting it early. Simple testicular cancer self-exams can play a part in catching this disease in its earliest stages.
A Young Man Faces Testicular Cancer
Like most young men, the writer thought he was indestructible. Then he was diagnosed with testicular cancer and found himself in the battle of his life.