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Testicular cancer basics


Testicular cancer has a survival rate of over 95%

The average age in men is 28

The most common symptom is a lump on the testicle or a swelling

Testicular cancer is a classed as a Germ cell tumor  that starts in the testicles and can spread through the lymphatic system. It can be an aggressive  form of cancer but over all the survival rate in recent years  is over 95 percent due to more successful treatments. The chemo treatments can be tough BUT they are very effective.

The lymphatic system is like a series of motorways going through the body that carry toxins and waste from major organds. Lymph nodes are placed along the system and they are like small baked beans. Testicular cancer spreads up from the testicle through the system and the cancer can grow in the lympth nodes.

Luckly the chemotherapy now used can reach these cancers and in over 95 per cent of cases kill the cancer.

There are different types of testicular cancer, some more aggressive than the other but almost all can be stopped with the removal of the testicle and then some may need the use of Chemotherapy. In almost all cases the testicle will be removed once diagnosed.

It's important if you have been diagnosed with a form of testicular cancer that  you may have had the cancer for some time already so waiting a bit longer to have the testicle removed and get all the scans and results together is just a bit longer!.

It can take weeks even months of treatments and scans before your oncologist is happy that the cancer has gone, how ever a man must expect up to ten years of check up's  and scans before he is signed off.

The average age for a man to be diagnosed with Testicular cancer is 28, Young children have been diagnosed with Testicular cancer right through to men in their 80's, but overall almost 90 per cent of men diagnosed are aged between 15 and 45.

Testicular cancer is  similar to ovarian cancer in women.

Prof  Lawrence Einhorn from Indiana university invented a chemotherapy that turned a high mortality cancer into one of the most survivable in the 1970s.

Most men now due to better awareness of their health find testicular cancer early and need very little treatment.

Most men can still father children after treatment and have a normal life.

This website is to help you understand what will happen if you or a loved one or friend is diagnosed. We know being diagnosed is a frighting time, we understand, we had it.

Checkemlads Testicular cancer UK was established in 2004 and is run by survivors, we have online films, and a great support and friendship group .We need donations to keep going so if you can please donate.

Please click the menu for more info on  testicular cancer treatments, diagnosis and we have some great testicular cancer films we have made over the years. If you would like a private chat then Phil Morris who set up Checkemlads TC while on chemo in 2004 can be contacted for a chat.


There's lots of testicular cancer advice on our pages and we have our online private Facebook group which is manned by many survivors from across the globe. They won't laugh or judge. join anytime and leave anytime. Partners and loved ones are of course more than welcome

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You can also talk privately  to Phil who has had testicular cancer twice and has years of experience talking to men diagnosed  via phone or facetime

Please text a message and your phone number and when is the best time to call you back . UK only for phone support. 

07479 532146
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Testicular cancer UK is part of the charity Reg number 1125654

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