Testicular cancer affects over 600 men every year. One of the most worrying aspects of testicular cancer is the rate at which it occurs in young men. Testicular cancer is the second most common cancer amongst men aged 18-39.
Since the 1970s the survival rate for testicular cancer has increased dramatically, largely due to the introduction of chemotherapy.
Treatment does not normally affect a man’s erectile function or masculinity, making testicular cancer one of the most curable of all internal cancers.
A lump on a testicle, enlargement or swelling of the scrotum, or a dull ache or pain felt in the testes. Symptoms often present in only one testicle. Men should not assume they have cancer if they have any of the described effects, as these symptoms are often due to other less threatening causes.
Other Cancers Causing Death In Men
There are a number of other cancers causing the death of thousands of Australian men each year. One such example is pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer claims the lives of over 1000 Australian men every year, making it our fifth highest cancer killer. It can be one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose, often going unnoticed in its early stages because it presents a lack of symptoms.
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