Testicular Cancer is a type of cancer that originates in the testicles. Testes are located inside the scrotum, which is a loose bag under the penis. Testicles are responsible for producing the male hormone and sperm for reproduction. Symptoms of Testicular Cancer are:
• Lump or enlargement in the testicle
• Feeling of heaviness in scrotum
• Dull ache in groin or abdomen
• Enlargement of the breasts
• Back pain
• Sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum
HOW IS TESTICULAR CANCER DIAGNOSED?
Men discover testicular cancer themselves, either unintentionally or while doing a testicular self-examination to check for lumps.Doctor may detect a lump during a routine physical exam and may recommend Ultrasound, Blood tests.
HOW IS TESTICULAR CANCER TREATED?
Treatment includes surgical removal of either one or both of the testicles depending on how far it has spread. Post this, the patient would also be given therapy like radiation and chemotherapy to help control and prevent release of the disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though chances of recovery are high, these patients would need counselling and may require fertility intervention to due to lack of sexual desire or libido.