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Testicular cancer is rare. Cancer usually affects only one testicle, and the chances of a cure are very high, especially if detected in the early stages.

Testicular cancer is diagnosed in most men by doing a testicular self-examination.

Testicular cancer signs:

  • A lump or enlargement in any of the testicles
  • Feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
  • Pain in the lower abdomen and upper thigh
  • Sudden accumulation of fluid in the scrotum
  • Pain or discomfort in one of the testicles or the scrotum
  • Enlarged or sore breasts
  • Backache

The causes of testicular cancer are not entirely clear, but many factors may increase the risk of testicular cancer, such as the following:

  • Pseudo-cryptorchidism: where the testicle is in the abdominal area instead of being inside the scrotum.
  • Klinefelter syndrome: It is a genetic disease that affects men and causes some problems, such as low sperm count, and some endocrine disorders.
  • Hereditary family history: where one of the family members has had testicular cancer.