Cancer of the Testicle (cont.)
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Follow-up for Testicular Cancer
Follow-up is the care patients receive after their cancer is diagnosed and treated.
Cancers can recur after treatment, and accurately predicting which men will have a recurrence is impossible. Recurrences, if detected and treated early, have a high rate of cure. The patient's best way to ensure that a recurrence is caught early is to carefully follow the physician's follow-up recommendations.
Testicular Cancer Prevention
There is no known way to prevent testicular cancer.
All men (an in particular, those 18-44 years of age) should perform monthly testicular self-examinations. The point of these examinations is not to find a cancer but to get familiar with how your testicles feel so that you will notice if something changes.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/20/2017
Scott E Eggener, MD
Steven C Campbell, MD, PhD
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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