testicular-cancer-los-angelesTesticular Cancer is the most common cancer in males between the ages of 15 and 35. The cancer originates within the testicles, which are responsible for producing sperm for reproduction and also produce male sex hormones like testosterone. The cells that eventually form sperm (termed germ cells) are the origin of most testicular cancers. The cancer is relatively rare but is highly treatable. At Comprehensive Urology our physicians guide our patients through all stages of the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

 

Signs and Symptoms of Testicular Cancer
Risk Factors for Testicular Cancer
Testicular Cancer Screening & Diagnosis
Testicular Cancer Staging
Testicular Cancer Treatment
Infertility & Testicular Cancer

 

Signs and Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

Men can have different signs and symptoms that can lead to the diagnosis of testicular cancer. These include:

  • Pain in the testicle or groin
  • Enlargement of the scrotum
  • Mass felt in the testicle
  • Loss of energy

 

Risk Factors

There are certain risk factors associated with testicular cancer. Risk Factors can include:

Race: Caucasians have a higher risk than African Americans

Age: Younger men (ages 15-35) have higher risk of developing this disease than older men

Undescended Testicle: The testicles develop in the abdomen before birth and slowly descend into the scrotum before birth. Some children are born with a testicle that has not descended in the scrotum. In adulthood. these men have an increased risk of developing cancer in the testicle even if surgically repaired as a child. The increased risk also applies to the testicle that had descended normally before birth.

History of Testicular Cancer: A man who has been diagnosed with testicular cancer in one testicle has a slightly increased risk of developing cancer in the remaining testicle, although the overall risk is still low.

Family History: Men who know family members who were diagnosed with this disease may be at increased risk.

 

To make an appointment or speak with a testicular cancer specialist, please call 310-278-8330.

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