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    What is testicular cancer?

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    Dr Bhaumik Shah

    Medical Oncologist (Cancer Specialist)

    Dr Shah believes in family centered care and long consultations to put all anxieties at ease. He has trained in different illustrious institutes to obtain … View Profile

    Testicular cancer is a group of different cancers that can affect testes.

    This is one of the commonest cancers during prime of a men's life (20-40 yrs).

    There are two major subtypes (seminoma and nonseminoma).

    There is no screening test. It can have excellent outcome despite spread to distant organs. Common path of spread is to involve lymphnodes at the back of abdomen and then lungs. It can go to brain too.

    Its treatment might involve a variable combination of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Usual surveillance after treatment continues for many years with blood test (tumour marker proteins) and scans.

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