TESTICULAR CANCER uk
Award-winning awareness , friendship advice and support charity Run by dedicated testicular cancer survivors
so what do testicles do?
They don't just swing about getting in the way ready to make babies and yes most of us talk about them in jokes or in an insult, they actually are important.
They do make sperm and are important for reproduction yes BUT guess what they also produce male hormones.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone made by the testicles that is important to male development and everyday life so they are important. Look after them.
Carry on with testicles jokes that's fine but when you do just remember that your energy, your well-being mentally and physically reply on those little fellas!!!
tESTICULAR CANCER SYMPTOMS
Found a lump lads? GET to THE DOCTORS AND GET YOUR BOLLOCKS OUT
Yes, it's embarrassing getting your testicles out boys BUT, doctors feel testicles all the time and will want to help you, think of it like a James Bond mission.......... NO TIME TO DIE
The most common symptoms of testicular cancer are,
Lump on the testicle inside the scrotum
A hard Swelling or shrinking testicle
Less common along with the symptoms above.
Dull ache in the testicle
Lower back pain that does not go away
There are no rules with testicular cancer so get all problems looked at by your Doctor
testicular cancer survival rate
Testicular cancer has a survival rate of around 95%
Finding it early of course helps because it might mean just removing the testicle is needed. The good news is that even if testicular cancer has spread the chances of being alive and well after 5 years are the same. Cisplatin regime chemotherapy developed by Professor Einhorn in the USA in the 70s turned the survival of this cancer from 5% to the very high rate of survival we have today.
testicular cancer q&A
What is the survival rate for testicular cancer?
In recent years the survival rate for testicular cancer is above 95%. More awareness by charities such as ourselves has contributed to getting men checking. Finding it early is key but even if cancer has spread the survival rate is brilliant with over 95 percent still cancer free after 5 years The treatments for testicular cancer are now better than ever. Unfortunately, some men do pass away but the odds of survival are very high.
Are all lumps found in a man's scrotum cancer?
No there are other lumps that can be found in the area, Cysts are common and infections but all lumps should be checked out.
Is there more than one type of testicular cancer?
Yes, some are more aggressive and some can be more common with a man's age but overall with the right treatments and finding it early they have a good survival rate
what is germ cell cancer?
Testicular cancer is a germ cell cancer and so is ovarian cancer in females. Germ cells can only be found in reproduction organs so they are similar.
Is it true testicular cancer is more common in young men and is it rare?
The average age in the UK at present is 28, and it's most common in ages 15 to 40 however, anyone with testicles can be diagnosed. As cancer rates go, it is still relatively rare in the UK with around 2300 men a year being diagnosed. It is however on the increase, in 2004 it was estimated that 1800 men were diagnosed with testicular cancer
Will I have to have the testicle removed?