Testicular cancer

Malignant testicular tumor is one of the most common and curable neoplasms in man between 15-35 years due to the constant stimulation of testosterone.

95% of malignant testicular tumors originate in the primordial germinal epithelium. Malignant testicular tumors of germinal origin are classified into seminoma and non-seminoma.

  • It does not generate symptoms, in some cases it causes subtle stabbing pain, and a sensation of a tumor in the affected testicle.
  • Family history of testicular cancer in first-degree relatives.
  • Undescended testes.
  • Infertility.
  • Contralateral testicular tumor.

It is diagnosed during the testicular exploration by the doctor, as well as previous laboratory studies, its symptomatology can vary in some cases with stabbing testicular pain, as well as in some cases without symptoms.

Laboratory exams.
Serum determination of tumor markers should be made.

  • Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)
  • Beta Fraction of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Hormone (HGC)
  • Lactic Dehydrogenase (DHL)

Testicular ultrasound should be performed to confirm diagnosis of solid tumor.

For the staging of the confirmed tumor, the diagnosis of cancer must be made: Computed tomography of the abdomen, abdominopelvic.


The treatment is usually surgical and is Radical Orchiectomy (remove the affected testicle) for testicular tumors after surgery, should be reviewing monthly the tumor markers the first 3 months after 6 months and annually.

If not treated early, it causes metastasis.



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