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Cancer of the testicle is a highly treatable, usually curable cancer that develops in young and middle-aged men.
Testicular cancer is cancer that develops in one or both of the male testicles. Most cases of testicular cancer occur between age 15 and age 40. It is one of the most curable forms of cancer.
The exact cause of most testicular cancer cases is not known. It is the most common cancer among men age 20 to age 34 and is the second most-common cancer in men from age 35 to age 39. Young men whose brothers or fathers had testicular cancer are more likely to have it.
Symptoms of testicular cancer include:
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- Enlargement or change in the testicles
- Small, hard lump on testicle(s) approximately the size of a pea
- Dull ache in the abdomen
- Dragging or heaviness
- Enlargement of breast; tender nipples.