Welcome to our Testicular Cancer Forum and Support Group
The CancerBro Testicular forum is an online support group for patients, caregivers, and survivors dealing with testicular cancer. Community members help and support each other. You can ask questions, share your personal stories, feelings, or anything else related to testicular cancer.
You can also communicate privately with other members by adding them to your friends list and sending them a direct message. There are testicular cancer survivors in our community who would love to help and support you.
About Testicular Cancer:
In this type of cancer, malignant cells starts developing in the testicles - part of male reproductive system responsible for generation of sperms. According to American Cancer Society, there will be approximately 9,560 new cases of testicular cancer in the United States .
Risk Factors of Testicular Cancer:
- Cryptorchidism: failure of testes to descend from the abdomen to scrotum before birth
- Family history.
- Race and Ethnicity: White men in US and Europe are more prone to testicular cancer as compared to men in Africa or Asia.
- Genetic Cancer Predisposition Syndromes.
- Infection with HIV.
Symptoms of testicular cancer:
- Painful/Painless swelling in one or both testicles.
- Pain in the abdomen or groin.
- Discomfort in testicles or scrotum.
- Early puberty in case of androgen-producing tumors.
Types of testicular cancer:
- Seminoma Testicular cancer: This is a slow growing testicular cancer which usually affects men between 40 to 50 years of age. It also spread to the lymph nodes.
- Non seminoma testicular cancer: It is the more common form of testicular cancer and is more aggressive as compared to seminoma testicular cancer.
1 out of every 250 males will be diagnosed with testicular cancer at some point during their lifetime. Raising awareness for testicular cancer is important so that young guys can know about it and minimize their risks.
Our team of doctors and medical writers have created content for raising testicular cancer awareness in multiple formats - infographics, videos, and information articles on its risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, staging, and what are its various treatment options available.
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