What is testicular cancer?
Testicular cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer. It is diagnosed and treated by the Urology Division of Premier Medical Group. An early diagnosis followed by an appropriate treatment program can greatly increase your chance for a cure. Testicular cancer is most common in men between the ages of 20 and 34.
The testicles are the male sex glands and produce testosterone and sperm. Testicles contain what is called “germ cells”. These germ cells produce immature sperm, which eventually mature and are stored in a coil near the testicles.
Almost all testicular cancers start in the germ cells, and the two main types of testicular germ cell tumors are seminomas and non-seminomas. These grow and spread at different rates and therefore need to be treated differently.