Fact or Fiction: Testicular Cancer

Just in time for Movember, we sort out facts from myths when it comes to testicular cancer, one of the most curable forms of cancer -- it can help save your man's life (9 Photos)

Arricca Elin SanSone on Nov 13, 2012 at 1:20PM

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Fact or Fiction: Testicular Cancer


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Fiction: Testicular Cancer Affects Older Men

Absolutely not true. Unlike many cancers, such as prostate cancer, in which risk increases with age, this is a cancer of young men. “It’s the most common solid tumor in men ages 18 to 35,” says Jeffrey M. Holzbeierlein, M.D., director of urologic oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Although it can affect any guy at any age, including infants, it’s uncommon to see it in men older than age 40.

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