What are the testicles?
The testicles are the male sex glands and are part of the male reproductive system. Testicles are also called testes or gonads. They are located behind the penis in a pouch of skin called the scrotum.
The testicles produce sperm and several male hormones, including testosterone. The hormones control the development of the reproductive organs, as well as other male characteristics – body and facial hair, low voice, and wide shoulders.
What causes testicular cancer?
The exact cause of testicular cancer is not known. However, there are a number of factors that increase the risk for the disease.
Treatment for testicular cancer:
Specific treatment for testicular cancer will be determined by your physician based on:
- your age, overall health, and medical history
- extent of the disease
- your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
- expectations for the course of the disease
- your opinion or preference