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About Testicular Cancer
In 2012, an estimated 8,590 men in the United States will be diagnosed with testicular cancer, and 360 will die from the disease.1 Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in younger men, with 9 out of 10 cases occurring in men between the ages of 20 and 54.2
Fortunately, testicular cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer, especially when caught early. Methodist Cancer Center is dedicated to providing the resources you need for the diagnosis and treatment of testicular cancer.
What Is Testicular Cancer?
Cancer is the result of a mutation that causes otherwise normal cells in the body to grow uncontrollably. A buildup of extra cells in your testicles can result in the formation of a mass called a tumor. A tumor can either be malignant (cancerous) or benign (noncancerous). If the tumor is malignant, the cancer can spread to other parts of the body, causing serious illness or death.
Testicular cancer is sometimes referred to as testis cancer.
- What Are the Risk Factors?
- While the exact cause of testicular cancer is unknown, risk factors include:
- Undescended testicle(s) or abnormal development of the testicles
- HIV infection
- Personal or family history of testicular cancer
- Age (incidence is higher in men ages 20 to 54)
- Race (the incidence of testicular cancer is higher in white males)
Learn more about testicular cancer:
- Diagnosing Testicular Cancer
- Treating Testicular Cancer
- Testicular Cancer Resources
- Testicular Cancer Clinical Trials
- Our Testicular Cancer Specialists and Staff
For more information about testicular cancer treatment at the Methodist Cancer Center or to make an appointment, call us at 713-790-2700.