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Testicular Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need To Know

April has been marked as testicular cancer awareness month. Although men are not fond of clinics and health checkups they are encouraged to do some tests to test their nuts before it’s too late. This type of cancer forms in the testicles. Almost all testicular cancers start in the germ cells. The two main types of testicular germ cell tumors are seminomas and nonseminomas.

Health history, including having had an undescended testicle, can affect a man’s risk of testicular cancer. Other risks factors include having had abnormal development of the testicles, having a family history of testicular cancer (especially in a father or brother) and being white.

 

Testicular cancer most often develops in young and middle-aged men and is the most common form of cancer in 20- to 35-year-old men. It is a highly treatable and often curable form of cancer with over 95 percent of those diagnosed surviving five years, so the sooner you seek medical help the better.

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