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Testicular Cancer

Definition

Cancer that forms in tissues of one or both testicles. Testicular cancer is most common in young or middle-aged men. Most testicular cancers begin in germ cells (cells that make sperm) and are called testicular germ cell tumors.

Treatments*

Testicular cancer treatment options depend upon tumor characteristics and include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and observation.

Side Effects*

Side effects may include: problems with fertility; fatigue; loss of appetite; nausea; diarrhea; skin changes; hair loss; chills; fever; shortness of breath; mouth sores; dizziness; numbness.

The information contained in the Treatments and Side Effects sections are for informational purposes only. As with any cancer type, treatments and side effects can differ by patient. Please consult your oncologist for the specific treatments and side effects for your specific cancer.

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