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The testicles are male sex glands They are located behind the penis in a pouch of skin called the scrotum The testicles produce and store sperm and they are also the bodys main source of male hormones These hormones control the development of the reproductive organs and other male characteristics such as body and facial hair low voice and wide shoulders Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases Although each kind differs from the other in many ways every type of cancer is a disease of some body s cells Testicular cancer is a disease in which cells become malignant cancerous in one or both testicles Testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers in young men between the ages of 15 and 35 but the disease also occurs in other age groups so all men should be aware of its symptoms While testicles cancer is common among young men young men typically do not get a lot of cancer so overall testicular cancer is a relatively rare disease In the year 2000 an estimated 7600 cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed in the United States and a little less than 400 of them died Caucasians are more likely to get it than Blacks or Asians Disturbingly the incidence of testicular cancer around the world has basically doubled in the past 30 to 40 years Testicular cancer can be broadly classified into two types seminoma and nonseminoma Senomas make up of 30 percent of all testicular cancers Nonsminoma are a group cancers that include choriocarcinoma embryonic carcinoma teratoma and yolk sac tumors A testicular cancer may have a combination of both types So far research has not shown a connection between testicular cancer and any particular habits activities or lifestyle there is evidence that the risk of testicular cancer is higher in whose testicles did not descend normally- that is
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