Testicular cancer

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Who does Testicular cancer usually affect?
it usually effects younger men aged 15 to 44
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What is the most common symptom of testicular cancer?
A painless lump or swelling in the testicles
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What are the symptoms of testicular cancer?
dull ache in the scrotum and a feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
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What are the causes of testicular cancer?
Having a family history, OR being born with cryptorchidism
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what is cryptorchidism? (testicular cancer)
It is where a male is born with undescended testicles. about 3-5% of boys are born with their tesicles located inside their abdomen which usually descend into the scrotum during the first 4 months of life.
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What is the most common type of testicular cancer known as?
it is known as 'germ cell testicular cancer'
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How much does 'Germ Cell Testicular Cancer' account for the number of cases?
it accounts for 95% of all cases of testicular cancer
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What are 'Germ Cells'? (testicular cancer)
Germ cells are a type of cell that the body uses to help create sperm
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What are the 2 main subtypes of germ cell testicular cancer?
Seminomas and non-seminomas
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How much does the seminomas subtype of germ cell testicular cancer account for all cases?
seminomas accounts for around 40% of all germ cell testicular cancers
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how much does the non-seminomas subtype of germ cell testicular cancer account for all cases?
non-seminomas accounts for around 60% of all germ cell testicular cancers
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when should someone go to the GP if they think they have testicular cancer?
They should go as soon as they notice any lump or swelling on the ********
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What is metastatic cancer? (testicular cancer)
When cancer has spread to other parts of the body is known as metastic cancer
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what are the symptoms of metastatic testicular cancer?
Coughing OR spitting up blood, swelling & enlargement of male breasts, Lump or swelling in your neck and lower back pain
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