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Testicular cancer is a disease in which cells in one or both testicles become malignant (cancerous).
Testicular cancer is not contagious and cannot spread from one person to another. This form of cancer is relatively rare when compared to other types of cancer. Testicular cancer accounts for approximately 1% of all cancers in men. However, it is the most common male cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 39.
The symptoms of testicular cancer include:
Typically, testicular cancer develops in one or both testicles in young men, but it can occur in older men as well. It is a highly treatable and usually curable type of cancer.
One of the first signs of testicular cancer is often a lump or swelling in the testes.
It is not very common for testicular cancer to spread to other organs, apart from the lungs. However, if it has, the following symptoms may be present: