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Diseases » Testicular Cancer » Summary
 

What is Testicular Cancer?

What is Testicular Cancer?

  • Testicular Cancer: Cancer (malignant) that develops in the tissues of one or both testicles.
  • Testicular Cancer: A radiosensitive malignant germ cell tumor found in the testis (especially undescended), ovaries, anterior mediastinum and pineal gland. --2003
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Testicular Cancer: malignant tumor of the testis; usually occurring in older men.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Testicular Cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Testicular Cancer, or a subtype of Testicular Cancer, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Testicular Cancer: Introduction

Types of Testicular Cancer:

Broader types of Testicular Cancer:

How many people get Testicular Cancer?

Incidence (annual) of Testicular Cancer: 7,500 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
Incidence Rate of Testicular Cancer: approx 1 in 36,266 or 0.00% or 7,500 people in USA [about data]

Who gets Testicular Cancer?

Patient Profile for Testicular Cancer: Teenage and young adult men; rare in children or elderly men.

Gender Profile for Testicular Cancer: Men only

How serious is Testicular Cancer?

Complications of Testicular Cancer: see complications of Testicular Cancer
Average life years lost for Testicular Cancer: 36.3 years (SEER)1
Deaths for Testicular Cancer: 360 estimated deaths for testicular cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

What causes Testicular Cancer?

Causes of Testicular Cancer: see causes of Testicular Cancer
Risk factors for Testicular Cancer: see risk factors for Testicular Cancer

What are the symptoms of Testicular Cancer?

Symptoms of Testicular Cancer: see symptoms of Testicular Cancer

Complications of Testicular Cancer: see complications of Testicular Cancer

Can anyone else get Testicular Cancer?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Testicular Cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Testicular Cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Testicular Cancer.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Testicular Cancer: see treatments for Testicular Cancer
Alternative treatments for Testicular Cancer: see alternative treatments for Testicular Cancer
Prevention of Testicular Cancer: see prevention of Testicular Cancer
Research for Testicular Cancer: see research for Testicular Cancer

Society issues for Testicular Cancer


Hospitalization statistics for Testicular Cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Testicular Cancer:

  • 0.043% (5,466) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of testis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of testis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of testis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of testis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of testis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of testis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of testis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Testicular Cancer:

Organs and body systems related to Testicular Cancer include:

Name and Aliases of Testicular Cancer

Main name of condition: Testicular Cancer

Class of Condition for Testicular Cancer: cancer

Other names or spellings for Testicular Cancer:

Cancer of the testicle, testis cancer, Cancer of the testes

Seminoma, Teratoma, testicular Source - Diseases Database

Seminoma
Source - WordNet 2.1

Testicular neoplasms, Testicular tumors, Testicular cancer, adult, Testicular tumors, Testicular cancer, adult, Testicular cancer, adult, Testicular neoplasms
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Testicular Cancer: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Testicular Cancer:



Footnotes:
1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
 

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