Testicular Cancer Overview
Early Detection Is Key
Testicular cancer occurs when cells grow out of control in the testicles, or testes. The testes are the two male sex organs that make and store sperm. They also make the hormone testosterone. They are located in a pouch below the penis. This pouch is called the scrotum.
When cancer cells grow in the testicles, they can spread and invade neighboring organs. They also can break away and spread to other parts of the body. They do this through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system.
Testicular cancer is rare. It is most common among white males. It is not common in men of African or Asian background. Young men between 15 and 35 are affected most frequently. Within this age group, testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer.
Testicular cancer can grow rapidly, but it often is curable, especially when found early. When it is found early, the five-year survival rate is now about 95 percent.
The testicular cancer specialists at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are leaders in the field. They work as a team to provide you with the latest advances in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and resources
Why You Should Choose The University of Kansas Cancer Center
If you have testicular cancer, you will find the leading specialists you need at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Our interdisciplinary team of urologists, surgeons and oncologists have years of experience treating patients with testicular cancer. Other very specialized doctors who may be involved in your care include radiation oncologists and urologic oncologists.
Because we are an academic center, we offer some of the region's most advanced cancer treatments. We are constantly finding new treatments to improve lives. We use state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to improve patient outcomes and reduce side effects. We also use the latest findings in cancer research.
Our staff also are accustomed to working with community health care providers. In many cases, you can receive some of your treatment near your own home in coordination with the staff at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
Each person is unique, so we tailor your care to your personal needs. This means doctors, nurses and other staff work closely together to develop the treatment plan that best fits your needs. They discuss every patient’s treatment as a team to stay up to date on your care and treatment plan.
We are part of many national clinical trials on cancer treatment. So, you benefit from our staff’s exposure to the latest options. You also may be able to take part in a clinical trial for testicular cancer during your treatment.
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