Urology Services

Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer is uncommon and usually occurs in young men. The cancer arises from sperm producing cells. One third of tumours are called seminomas and the remainder are mainly teratomas: they are distinguished under a microscope. Both types produce a painless swelling of the testicle – although pain can be a feature in some men.

There are different types of cancer and treatments:

  • Seminomas
  • Teratomas
  • Chemotherapy

For more information about testicular cancer, visit the Newcastle Urology website.

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