Without a doubt, cancer is one of the worst diseases affecting the world. While it is a disease that commonly develops symptoms internally, when we talk about testicular cancer things are different. The symptoms of testicular cancer can be seen with the naked eye and this is something that makes the disease much easier to detect in time.
It is very important that men know in great detail what are the symptoms of testicular cancer , and to be alert to this disease and discover it in time.
Symptoms of Testicular Cancer
Know the symptoms of testicular cancer is very important to detect early disease.
The testicles hang below the penis, in a small sac called “scrotum” where they develop sperm and male hormones.
According to the American Cancer Society , testicular cancer can form in any of the intertesticulares cells, but in 90% of cases, the cells that give rise to the disease are germ, those responsible for the formation of sperm.
The first symptoms of testicular cancer , have been linked to pain and discomfort in one or both testicles and the appearance of lumps in the lower abdomen.
Feeling of heaviness in the scrotum or abnormal fluid in that area and also others of the most common symptoms of testicular cancer. Some men also experience strong sensitivity in the area.
If the symptoms remain after 2 weeks, the man should consult his doctor immediately.
Testicular cancer usually affects only one testicle and usually occurs in middle-aged men (15-35 years).
The American Cancer Society says that the average age of men with testicular cancer is 33 years: “This is largely a disease of young men and middle – aged.” This society estimates that the probability of suffering from this type of cancer is 1 in 263, although in recent years the cup has increased in the United States.
The Mayo Clinic lists which are the main risk factors to the disease:
-An undescended or abnormally developed testicle
-Family history of the disease
-Be teen or young
-White men are more likely to develop testicular cancer than black men.
Beyond all, survival rates with respect to testicular cancer are very good as it is a highly detectable cancer because of its external symptoms. The American Cancer Society says that the risk of dying from this disease is 1 in 5,000.