When detected early, most testicular cancers have a good chance of being cured through surgery to remove the affected testicle (radical orchiectomy). Even if the cancer has spread, radiation therapy or chemotherapy can eliminate the disease. Keep in mind that the cancer may always come back, either in the original site or a different part of the body.
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Testicular cancer is one of the most curable cancers due to early diagnosis, new techniques for treatment and a greater understanding of the history of the disease. Still, it is the most common malignancy in men between the ages of 15 to 35 years.
As with any cancer, early detection is important, so an annual examination by a physician is recommended, and some physicians recommend monthly testicular self-examination. Any suspicious areas, characterized by a mass or pain, should be examined by a physician.