Testicular cancer, a prevalent cancer type that forms in the tissues of either one or two testicles that are situated under penis in a pouch called as scrotum.
Testicles form the vital part in male reproductive system as they store sperms and release testosterone, a male hormone. It typically develops in young men but sometimes even older men can be a victim for this testicular cancer.
Depending on the type of cells that resulted in cancer, the testicular cancer is classified into two types that include seminomas and non-seminomas. The initial signs that indicate the occurrence of testicular cancer include a slight swelling or formation of lump on a testicle, dull ache or heaviness in the scrotum.
There are few chances, less than 4% of testicular lumps can become malignant and turn cancerous. So it better to consult a specialist or doctor, if you notice increase in the shape or size of the testicles and you can track by touching the balls right after the shower as your testicles will be in a relaxed state.
With improvement in medical surgical procedures, a cancer patient can be diagnosed irrespective of the cancer type, but the treatment procedure varies with the level of cancer. Few surgical procedures that are often used in treating testicular cancer include radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
It is better to consult the doctor if you are willing to have sex after the surgery because it’s not easy to predict as how the cancer affects your libido and fertility.