Testicular cancer is a frightening condition for men and their loved ones. Most often it is diagnosed in young men who are typically not expected to be faced with a diagnosis of cancer. It is actually the most common cancer in young men in Canada. It is also one of the most curable cancers.
The testicles are the main male reproductive organs located in the scrotum and are illustrated in the figure. Testicular cancer occurs when cancer cells develop in one or both testicles. It is usually diagnosed after pain, dull ache, heaviness, lump, or swelling is noticed in the testicle.
There are many factors that are considered when deciding treatment for your testicular cancer.