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    Testicular cancer is a malignant disease occurs in the testes.  There are two types of testicular cancer, seminoma and nonseminoma.  The diagnosis of testicular cancer brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers...
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COMMENTARY: Testicular cancer commonly seen in younger men - Because of denial and embarrassment, many men are reluctant to talk about testicular cancer, let alone seek evaluation and care for lumps they find. 

  The Cancer Patient's Workbook: Everything You Need to Stay Organized and Informed - "This book gave me hope and guidance, and was definitely a blessing to me especially in the first several weeks after my diagnosis of stage 4 kidney cancer.  I would recommend the Cancer Patient's Workbook to any one who has cancer."
General

Facts About Testicular Cancer - Patients and their families should read the facts about the disease first for some basic information.

What You Need To Know About Testicular Cancer - National Cancer Institute provides comprehensive info about this disease.

The Testicular Cancer Resource Center - A phenomenal patient-oriented summary for testicular cancer.

Testicular Cancer Facts - Introduction of the disease from FDA. Includes information on self-examination.

eMedicine - Seminoma - Authored by John W. Davis, MD. Although this reviewed article is written for healthcare professionals, it is easy to understand, and is highly recommended for motivated patients and caregivers.  

American Association of Family Physicians: Testicular Cancer - Reviewed article written for primary care physician.  Discusses the screening, diagnosis, and treatment for testicular carcinoma.

Health Topics: Testicular Cancer - This short article provides answers to several basic questions about testicular cancer.

Cancer BACUP: Understanding Testicular Cancer -
General information about the diagnosis and treatment of testicular cancer from the CancerBACUP (United Kingdom) booklet series.

 

Diagnosis


Symptoms of Testicular Cancer - Testicular Cancer Signs & Symptoms.

The Undescended Testicle (Testis): Cryptorchidism - by Steven G. Docimo, MD. The most important risk factor of testicular cancer. 

Testicular Self-Examination - Testicular cancer is highly curable if caught early. Self-examination plays an important role in early diagnosis. Basic instructions illustrated here and it is simple to learn.

Testicular Cancer Tumor Markers - Tumor markers are molecules found in blood or tissue that are associated with certain types of cancer.  There are 4 tumors markers related to the different types of testicular cancers.

Vasectomy and Cancer Risk  -  This fact sheet discusses a possible possible relationship between vasectomy (an operation to cut or tie off the two tubes that carry sperm out of the testicles) and the risk of developing testicular cancer.

Treatment

How is Testicular Cancer Treated - National Cancer Institute Colon Cancer Treatment Summary for Patients and General Public.

Chemotherapy Regimens - Commonly used drug combinations for chemotherapy for testicular cancer. Dosage information included.

Radiotherapy for Testicular Cancer - A phenomenal patient-oriented summary for radiation therapy for testicular cancer.

Clinical Trials
for Testicular Cancer - A list of on-going clinical trials for treatment for testicular cancer. 

My Testicular Cancer Experience - A testicular cancer (seminoma) patient details his experience of diagnosing and treatment of the disease.
 
Support 

The Written Word - Stories and articles about Testicular Cancer.

Testicular Cancer Email Support Network - Provided by ACOR.org.

Testicular Cancer Information and Support Site... - A web site developed for the sole purpose of education and support for patients with testicular cancer and their family members. 

Testicular Cancer - A survivor's Story.

Where to Seek Professional Help: Sexuality and Cancer
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Article written to help cancer patients who have sexual dysfunction.
 
Other

Anatomy of the Testes and their Coverings  - Gray's Anatomy provides detailed anatomy of testes and their coverings.  

Where to Seek Professional Help: Sexuality and Cancer
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Article written to help cancer patients who have sexual dysfunction.

Testicular Cancer Climbs: Disease Strikes Young Men the Hardest  - ABC News Report.
 
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