Testicular cancer is an umbrella term for cancers that develop in someone’s testicles. If it’s left unchecked, it can spread and become deadly.
While there are a few different kinds, 95% of testicular cancer in young guys originates in the germ cells – the special, sperm-forming cells that keep your man-factories in business.
Even though it’s the most common cancer for young men, testicular cancer is also super treatable if you find it early.
So, remembering to do your monthly check-ups with the help of a cheeky pair of undies could give you the best chance at finding and beating it.
Testicular cancer quick facts:
- It’s the most common cancer for men between 18-35.
- Germ cell cancers count for 95% of all testicular cancer cases.
- There are two types of germ cell cancers: (Seminomas) which account for 40% of all germ cell cancers, and the more common (non-seminomas) which account for other 60%.
- About 150 men are diagnosed, and 7-10 men die every year from testicular cancer.
- The survival rate for men with testicular cancer is 95%.
- Testicular cancer occurs in 3 stages that progress over time, which means the earlier the cancer is found, the better the chance of beating it.
- It is usually found by routine self-checking, check out our guide to do your own here.