Why is the prevalence of testicular cancer increasing?

Nobody knows. Only the rates of seminoma are increasing, and it's small but probably real. I have wondered whether it's due to lack of exercise in boys, or perhaps the unknown factors that are causing puberty to happen earlier. The good news is that almost all seminomas are cured.

Related Questions

What parts of the testicle is testicular cancer usually found? Top? Sides? I'm aware can occur anywhere, but I know there is a certain prevalence.

Irrelevant . Cancer of the testicles is a rare cancer that can occur anywhere in the testicles. I'm not aware of strong data suggesting it might be more frequent on palpation on top vs. Side etc. The key message is that it affects young adult (usually up to 35 yo) and any unexplained painless new mass should prompt an immediate cosultation. Read more...
Anywhere. There are different types of testicular cancer which arise from different cell types. Since the different cell types are distributed throughout the testicle, the cancer may develop anywhere in the testicle. the most common type of testicular cancer is seminoma. Read more...
In the testicle. anywhere within the testicle Not to be confused with the ropy structure (varicocele) much more frequently occurring adjacent to the testicle. Read more...
Testicular cancer. I've seen many testicular cancers as specimens and never noticed any one particular area of involvement over the other. Testicular cancer is most common in young men. If you feel something abnormal see a urologist asap. Read more...

 what is testicular cancer?

Info. Disordered cell growth in the male reproductive organ. Most common form of cancer in young men (20s - 30s). Testicular self exam is the best way to detect it early, which leads to nearly 100% survival. Read more...
Testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is a range of diseases consisting of germ cell tumors (develop into sperm) and non-germ cell tumors (the cells support germ cells). They are most common in the early 20s to mid-30s and are usually discovered as a painless lump in the testis (just one side). Any new lump in the testicle should be evaulated by a doctor. Seminoma, most common, is quite curable. Read more...

What causes testicular cancer?

Abnormal cells. Abnormal cells in testis multiply and become tumors. They are relatively uncommon tumors. But all men should prectice scrotal self examination on a regular basis (say x1/month), ideally in the shower. Seek medical help if you feel a hard lump, or one testicle starts to grow much larger than ihe other one. Intraabdominal undescended testes are at cancer risk even after correction. Prognosis is good. Read more...
Not known. We do not have a clear understanding of what causes testicular cancer. We do know that, in general, it is a disease of younger men (generally age 30 or less). Read more...

What is testicular cancer like?

Vague question. Please see this site for general information on testicular cancer.http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/testicular-cancer/ds00046. Read more...

How common is testicular cancer?

~8,500 cases/yr. It is estimated that in the United States this year that there will be approximately 8, 500 new cases of testicular cancer. It is the most common solid malignancy in males between 15-35 yo. Read more...
Not common . About 9000/ year in U.S. It is one of the most curable cancers even at late stage. Interestingly there has been some recent rise in this cancer. At least a couple of recent research articles correlate the rise to use of marijuana. Read more...

What are signs of testicular cancer?

Variable. Testicular mass is the most obvious. Groin and flank pain can occur as well. But this can be a silent disease so if you have any concern, see your doctor! Read more...

What does testicular cancer feel like?

A lump. Usually rough-surfaced, seldom very painful, sometimes just an enlarges testis if the cancer is inside. Check yourself when you feel like it, and at least once a month with some serious-minded attention to what's there. If you haven't yet discovered your epididymis, you will and it's not cancer. Any new mass should get seen by your physician. Read more...
Often, painless mass. The most common symptom of testis cancer is a mass in the testicle that is usually non-tender. Due to the low incidence and high cure rate for testicular cancer there is no standardized screening regimen for this disease. I would recommend that you receive an annual testicular exam by your physician, and of course see your doctor if you notice anything different yourself. Read more...

What to do if I have testicular cancer?

Get treated, . ...Of course! patients with testicular cancer have surgery to remove the malignant testicle, sometimes followed by radiation or chemo depending on the kind of cancer and the circumstances. Get a good urologist with expertise in the field, preferably one who works within a multidisciplinary approach. Testicular cancer is very curable, even if advanced. Read more...