What is testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer is cancer that develops in the testicles, which are part of a man's reproductive system.


Read about the symptoms of testicular cancer and when you should see your doctor.

Risks and causes

Find out about the causes of testicular cancer and how you can reduce your cancer risk.


Survival for testicular cancer is very high. Nearly all men are cured.

Getting diagnosed

Find out about finding testicular cancer early, seeing your GP, when you should see a specialist, and the tests you have.


Find out about the different types of testicular cancer.


There are 3 main stages of testicular cancer. Find out what the different sizes mean.


You usually have surgery and might have chemotherapy or radiotherapy. This depends on the stage and type of your testicular cancer. 

Follow up

After treatment, you have regular check ups to look for signs of the cancer coming back. This is called monitoring or follow up.

If your cancer comes back

Sometimes testicular cancer comes back (relapses) after treatment. It can still usually be cured. 

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest research into testicular cancer and all about taking part in clinical trials.

Living with testicular cancer

What you can do, who can help and how to cope with testicular cancer.

Last reviewed: 
10 Jul 2020
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