Testicular Cancer and Your Urologist

Testicular Cancer and Your Urologist

by Natalie (SU)
Testicular cancer, which most frequently occurs between the ages of 15 and 35 is the most common cancer found in young men. However, 95% of all men who have been diagnosed survive the disease. In fact, even half of the men who receive a poor prognosis, are cured. Given the survivability of the illness, it is important that all men between the ages of 15 and 40 know the signs of testicular cancer; and understand the importance of performing self-examinations once a month. If an abnormality is discovered, a board-certified urologist will be able to run diagnostic tests to confirm if cancer is present, and to determine the severity of the illness. Treatment will then be recommended, based on the findings of these tests.