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 Ends a Guy's Sex Life

Nope. “The testicles have two jobs: To make sperm and testosterone,” says Tobias Kohler, M.D., director of onco-fertility at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and spokesperson for the American Urological Association. “Testicular cancer typically affects one side. Even if one testicle is surgically removed, the other one generally compensates and produces adequate amounts of testosterone.” If a guy is self-conscious about cosmetic results from surgery, a prosthesis can be placed in the scrotum.

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