Testicular cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in one or both testicles. An uncommon disease, the risk of a man getting testicular cancer is about 1 in 300. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 8,430 new cases of testicular cancer will be diagnosed this year, and more than 380 men will die of the disease in the United States. It is also one of the most treatable forms of cancer, with a man’s risk of dying being 1 in 5,000.
“First and foremost, the main risk factor for testicular cancer is a case you call undescended testicles. Basically where the testicle doesn’t fully descend into the scrotum prior to birth,” said Dr. Michael Hall, Radiation Oncologist at The Medical Group of South Florida. “Most doctors agree that the testicular exam is an important part of the general physical exam on a yearly basis, some also prefer that men perform monthly self-exams in order to detect lessons at an early age.”
📸 In this video, we have Dr. Michael Hall, Radiation Oncologist at The Medical Group of South Florida.