In most cases, the outcome for men with testicular cancer is positive. But a 95% chance of survival is no comfort to the 1 man in 20 who won’t make it. Know the facts and take action early.
The best thing you can do for your testicles is give them a bit of a feel each month or so, and if something doesn’t seem right, head to the doctor – it’s that simple!
Testicles are responsible for the production of male hormones (mostly testosterone) and sperm. Testicular cancer starts as an abnormal growth or tumour that develops in one or both testicles. There are several types of testicular cancer, but the most common is the germ cell tumour.
Who’s at risk?
In Ireland, testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young men.
Men with undescended testes at birth, or who have a family history, like a father or brother who has had testicular cancer, are at an increased risk. And if you’ve had testicular cancer before, there’s also a heightened risk it could return.
Hear from Mo Bros and their experience with testicular cancer below:
More support and resources
TrueNTH – Testicular Cancer
Designed by men who have been through the experience, TrueNTH Testicular Cancer is available for men who have been diagnosed with testicular cancer.
If you would like to talk to a cancer nurse about testicular cancer, you can call the Irish Cancer Society on 1800 200 700