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Testicular Cancer

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Cancer of the testis is the most common cancer in men aged 20 to 39, but can occur in older men as well. Survival is now nearly 100 percent for low-stage disease. Since the discovery of effective chemotherapy drugs for this type of cancer in the 1970's, even patients with advanced disease have a good chance for survival. Detection of a lump in the testis, which may or may not be painful, is the most common presenting symptom. Monthly testicular self-exam is recommended by the American Urological Association.