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Testicular Cancer

General Information

Testicular cancer often begins in the germ cells that make sperm. It’s the most common type of cancer in men ages 15 to 35, according to the American Cancer Society. This type of urological cancer is highly treatable, and the experts at Goshen Center for Cancer Care have the expertise and leading-edge tools to help you combat testicular cancer.

When you receive care with us, you will not go at the disease alone. Rest assured, our team helps you navigate your options, includes you in treatment decisions and provides the supportive care you need.

Testicular cancer symptoms to know

Most people first notice a painless lump in the testicle. Other signs of testicular cancer include:

  • Swelling of the testicle with or without pain
  • Change in size, firmness or texture of one testicle
  • A feeling of weight or fullness in the scrotum
  • Fluid buildup in the scrotum
  • Dull ache in the testicle, groin or lower abdomen

Hernias, hydroceles – a fluid-filled sac around the testicle – and other conditions can cause these symptoms as well. Tell your doctor about any testicular cancer symptoms for a prompt evaluation.

Causes and prevention

The exact cause of testicular cancer is unknown. However, certain risk factors may contribute to developing the disease.

These risk factors include:

  • Family or personal history of testicular cancer
  • An undescended testicle
  • HIV infection
  • Caucasian race

Treatment that focuses on healing all of you

Targeting the cancer while ensuring your best quality of life is our main goal. To do this, we take an integrative approach that addresses your physical, mental and spiritual needs.

Your treatment team may suggest a combination of treatments that include:

Unparalleled support in a single location

During treatment for testicular cancer at Goshen Center for Cancer Care, you may have many questions and concerns. From diagnosis to treatment and cancer recovery, we stay by your side. With supportive services for you and your family and a network for survivors, we help make life after a cancer diagnosis a little less scary.

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