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Testicular cancer


Testicular cancer is cancer that's found in the testicles. It's most common in men aged 15 to 49. It can affect anyone who has testicles.

Symptoms of testicular cancer include a lump or swelling in the testicle, a testicle getting bigger, or an ache or pain in the testicle or scrotum.

You might be more likely to get testicular cancer if you have or had undescended testicles, or if your father or brother had testicular cancer.

The main tests to check for testicular cancer are blood tests and an ultrasound scan of the testicles.

The main treatment for testicular cancer is surgery to remove the testicle. You may also have chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

If you have testicular cancer, you can get support from your specialist team and charities like Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Page last reviewed: 01/01/1970
Next review due: 01/01/1970