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Martina Feichter

Martina Feichter studied biology in Innsbruck with an optional subject in pharmacy and also immersed herself in the world of medicinal plants. From there it was not far to other medical topics that still captivate her today. She trained as a journalist at the Axel Springer Academy in Hamburg and has been working for lifelikeinc.com since 2007 - first as an editor and since 2012 as a freelance author.

More about the lifelikeinc.com experts testicular cancer is the most common malignancy in men between 25 and 45 years of age. He is generally treatable. Therefore, most patients can be cured. To be able to detect testicular cancer at an early stage, all men from puberty should periodically scan their testicles. Find out everything important on the subject: How can you recognize testicular cancer? What causes him? What treatment options are there? What are the chances of cure for testicular cancer?

ICD codes for this disease: ICD codes are internationally valid medical diagnosis codes. They are found e.g. in medical reports or on incapacity certificates. C62ArtikelübersichtHodenkrebs

  • Symptoms & early detection
  • treatment
  • seminoma
  • Causes and risk factors
  • Examinations and diagnosis
  • Palpating testicles
  • Course and prognosis

Quick Overview

  • What is testicular cancer? Malignant tumor of the testicular tissue. Mostly only one testicle is affected. The most common forms of testicular cancer are so-called seminomas, followed by non-seminomas.
  • Frequency: Most common cancer in men between the ages of 25 and 45 years (median age of patients: 38 years) - Testicular cancer accounts for 20 to 30 percent of all cancers in this age group. Younger and older men get sick less often. Overall, testicular cancer is a rare cancer (approximately 4,000 new cases in Germany per year).
  • symptoms: palpable, painless induration within the scrotum, enlarged testicles (with heaviness), enlarged, sore breasts, in advanced stages additional symptoms due to secondary tumors (metastases) such as coughing and chest pain in lung metastases
  • Treatment: Removal of the affected testicle; thereafter depending on tumor stage and testicular cancer form monitoring strategy ("wait and watch"), chemotherapy or radiotherapy; possibly removal of affected lymph nodes
  • Forecast: Testicular cancer is generally very treatable. Most patients can be cured.
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Testicular Cancer: Symptoms & Early Detection

The same applies to testicular cancer (testicular carcinoma) as to other types of cancer: the sooner the malignant tumor is discovered and treated, the better the chance of recovery. But how do you recognize testicular cancer?

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