What is Testicular Cancer and What Causes It?

What Is Testicular Cancer?

Testicular cancer is unusual in that out of all the cancers, it tends to affect younger men overall. There are different types of testicular cancer, including seminomas and non-seminomas which respond well to chemotherapy; Leydig Cell Tumours and Sertoli Cell Tumours are less common types of the cancer.

What Causes Testicular Cancer?

The causes are not known but are thought to include having a family history of testicular cancer and being born with undescended testicles (cryptorchidism).

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