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Facts about testicular cancer

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Testicular cancer is not common, but it does affect about one out of every 250 males at some point in their lifetimes, according to the American Cancer Society.

The average age at the time of diagnosis of testicular cancer is about 33. Unfortunately, the rate of testicular cancer, at least in the United States, increased over the last several decades, particularly in seminomas — a type of cellular tumor.

It is important to note that testicular cancer can usually be treated successfully, so the risk of dying from the disease is very low.

Still, it is important to discuss risk factors with one’s doctor, alerting physicians to any abnormalities in the testes or during urination, which may indicate a problem.