At Methodist Healthcare in San Antonio, our team of oncologists and other medical experts treat a variety of different cancers including testicular cancer. While testicular cancer is rare compared to other forms of cancer, it is actually the most common type of cancer found in men between the ages of 15 and 35. Testicular cancer is often very treatable, and you should make an appointment with a trained Methodist Healthcare expert if you exhibit any of the following symptoms:
- A lump or swelling in either testicle
- A heavy sensation in the scrotum
- Unexplained pain or aching in the groin
It is recommended that men perform proper self-examinations to detect any signs of testicular cancer. If a testicular abnormality is discovered, a doctor at Methodist Healthcare may perform an ultrasound or blood test to detect the presence of cancer. Based on the type of cancer, surgery may be necessary to remove the testicle. The two main types of testicular cancer are seminoma, which occurs in all ages and tends to be non-aggressive, and nonseminoma, which tends to occur early in life and often spreads rapidly throughout the body.
Our expertly trained specialists are ready to serve the healthcare needs of patients and families throughout the San Antonio community.