Reminder that testicular cancer is a young man’s cancer

A recent news item about a young footballer diagnosed with testicular cancer is a reminder that this is the second most common cancer in men aged 18 to 39.

It’s a good idea for all young men to perform regular testicular self-examination so that any lumps or swelling in the testes can be checked out by a doctor. Most lumps will not be cancer but are more likely to be a less serious problem.

If testicular cancer is found, the good news is that it is very treatable and the cure rate is very high – 98%.

See the Andrology Australia website for more information about testicular cancer and testicular self-examination.

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