Understanding testicular cancer

Find out more about the testicles and different types of testicular cancer.

  • About testicular cancer

    Testicular cancer is more common in young to middle-aged men. There are two main types of testicular cancer – seminoma and non-seminoma.

  • Symptoms of testicular cancer

    The main symptom is a lump or a swelling in the testicle. Some men also have other symptoms.

  • Testicular self-examination

    Checking your testicles monthly from puberty can help to pick up testicular cancer earlier, when it’s easier to treat.

  • The testicles

    The testicles produce sperm and the hormone testosterone. You need testosterone for your sex drive and to get an erection.

  • What is cancer?

    Cancer is a disease of our cells. Sometimes cells go wrong and become abnormal. They keep dividing to make more abnormal cells which form a lump or tumour.

  • The lymphatic system

    The lymphatic system includes lymph nodes (glands). Sometimes cancer cells can spread to lymph nodes near to the cancer.

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