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Testicular Cancer

Prevention

There is no method to prevent the development of testicular cancer. Further, most risk factors of the individuals, such as white race, undescended testes, and family history of testicular cancer, cannot be changed. There is a recommendation to treat undescended testicles for several reasons, such as body image and infertility. However, there is no evidence about the effect of correcting undescended testicles on the risk of testicular cancer.

There is also a recommendation for self-examining the testicles, especially in people with a high risk of testicular cancer. The individuals should evaluate if there is any lump or other alterations in the testicles. People should consult primary care providers if the changes in the testicles last for over two weeks. However, there are no studies to conclude that self-examination lowers the risk of mortality in patients with testicular cancer.