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testicular cancer
 

Testicular cancer occurs in the testicles - located inside the scrotum, a loose bag of skin underneath the penis. The testicles produce male sex hormones and sperm for reproduction.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 

  • a lump or enlargement in either testicle
  • a feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
  • a dull ache in the abdomen or groin
  • a sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum
  • pain or discomfort in a testicle or the scrotum
  • enlargement or tenderness of the breasts
  • unexplained fatigue or a general feeling of not being well cancer usually affects only one testicle.
 
Causes

Causes may include:

 

  • abnormal germ cells — the cells in the testicles that produce immature sperm
 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

 

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