American males between the ages of 15 and 40 are most often affected by testicular cancer. There are two major types of testicular cancer, but both types are very treatable if caught in the earlier stages. Testicular cancer marks the most common type of cancer in American Males. Somewhere between seven and eight thousand men per year are diagnosed with testicular cancer in the U.S. However only around 400 will die from the disease.
Unfortunately, there are few early warning signs associated with testicular cancer and in most cases it is discovered only when a biopsy is performed on the testicles for some other reason, perhaps infertility. By the time it is discovered there has often been significant damage and spreading. Self-examination is recommended to all men in order to reduce the possibility of spreading.
When cancer is discovered in the tissue of the penis, the diagnosis is penile cancer. Any growths, sores or irregularities in the tissue of the penis warrant a call to your doctor. This is particularly true if there is any abnormal discharge or bleeding. As with most cancers, detection in the earliest stages will provide the best chance of successful treatment. Treatment options will vary depending on the severity of the case and the health of the patient.