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Testicular Cancer

Affects: The testicles and the lymph nodes (found in the abdomen)

Most common symptom: Terratomas in teenagers

Causes: A painless lump or swelling in the testicles

Tests: Ultrasounds & blood tests

Treatment: Surgery (the main one) & chemotherapy

The two main types of testicular cancer are teratomas and seminomas; teratomas tend to affect younger men. The symptoms include a painless lump or swelling in the testicles. The tests that are used to diagnose it are ultrasound and blood tests. The cause is unknown. The main treatment is surgery but chemotherapy may also be given.

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