Testicular cancer

What is testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer starts in the cells of a testicle. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks in our guide to testicular cancer.

Risks for testicular cancer

Risks for testicular cancer include having an undescended testicle, a family history of testicular cancer and a personal history of testicular cancer.

Finding testicular cancer early

Recognizing changes in the testicles and getting regular checkups are the best ways to find testicular cancer early.

Symptoms of testicular cancer

Symptoms of testicular cancer include a painless lump on the testicle.

Diagnosis of testicular cancer

Tests to diagnose testicular cancer, such as ultrasound, are done when symptoms suggest a problem. Learn about diagnosing testicular cancer.

Stages of testicular cancer

Staging describes the extent of testicular cancer in the body. Learn about the stages of testicular cancer by the TNM (tumour, nodes, metastasis) system.

If testicular cancer spreads

Cancer can spread from the testicle to other parts of the body. This is called metastasis. Learn about common sites where testicular cancer can spread.

Prognosis and survival for testicular cancer

Learn about prognosis and survival for testicular cancer. Important prognostic factors include the location and type of cancer.

Treatments for testicular cancer

Treatments for testicular cancer include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Learn about treatment options for testicular cancer.

Supportive care for testicular cancer

Supportive care helps men with the physical and emotional aspects of testicular cancer. Learn about self- esteem and body image, sexuality and fertility.

Testicular cancer statistics

Cancer statistics tell us how many people in Canada are diagnosed with and die from testicular cancer in a certain time frame.

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