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Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that primarily affects younger men.  It is the most common cancer in men aged 20-35.  The most common symptom of testicular cancer is a painless lump or swelling in the testicles.

The outlook for testicular cancer patients is very good because it is one of the most treatable types of cancer. Over 95% of men with early stage testicular cancer will be completely cured.  Even cases of advanced testicular cancer, where the cancer has spread outside the testicles to nearby tissue, have an 80% chance of being cured.

The testicles

The testicles are the male sex organs that sit inside the scrotum.  The testicles are an important part of the male reproductive system because they produce sperm and the hormone testosterone, which plays a major role in male sexual development.

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