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Testis, Testicular Cancer

Testis, Testicular Cancer Symptoms and Causes

Testis or testicular cancer is the most common malignancy diagnosed in men between the ages of 15 and 34. Typically, testis cancer is confined to the testis and is not associated with any specific symptoms. One of the most common symptoms of testicular cancer is a painless lump that is found in the scrotum during self-examination. Additionally, other symptoms of testis cancer in the testicles and scrotum are:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Heavy or aching feeling in the lower abdomen or scrotum

The exact causes of testicular cancer are now known, however, several factors have been shown to increase the chance of testis cancer:

  • Undescended testicle
  • Congenital abnormalities of the testicles, penis or kidneys
  • Personal history of testis cancer in the other testicle
  • Family history of testis cancer