Screening for Testicular Cancer

  • Steven H. Woolf
Part of the Frontiers of Primary Care book series (PRIMARY)


Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in young men.1 It accounts for 5700 new cases and 350 deaths each year in the United States.2 Diagnostic and therapeutic advances have reduced the previously high mortality of this disease but are associated with considerable morbidity. Orchiectomy, for example, is required frequently for diagnostic purposes; lymph node dissection often results in ejaculatory dysfunction; and effective chemo- therapeutic agents, such as cisplatin and bleomycin, are associated with a variety of serious side effects.3 Testicular cancer is most common in white adolescents and young adults, in whom the reported annual incidence is about 1 per 10,000.4 Leading risk factors for testicular cancer are a history of cryptorchidism and testicular atrophy.5


Testicular Cancer American Cancer Society Testicular Tumor Testicular Atrophy Early Cancer Detection 
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