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Testicular cancer

Varkey Mathews


Testicular cancer is the most common solid malignancy in men ages 15-35 years of age. Most men are diagnosed with an asymptomatic enlarging mass. A major risk for the development of testicular cancer is cryptorchidism. Although the debate continues over whether early surgical intervention to bring an undescended testis in to the scrotum alters the future risk of cancer, it is accepted that doing so allows much easier monitoring for the development of a testicular mass.


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