What is Testicular Cancer?

Testicular cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the testicles or testes. Testicular cancer occurs more frequently in younger men; it is most common in men ages 15 - 40 but may develop at any age. It has one of the highest cure rates of any type of cancer, with an average five year survival rate of 95%.

Treatment may include removal of the affected testicle(s) and any affected lymph nodes, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy.

Savings Tips for Testicular Cancer

  • 8 Overlooked Men’s Health Issues

    April 28, 2016

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, so of course we need a close eye on cardiac risk factors in primary care. But what other issues do men face that often get overlooked? Move over breast cancer and menopause—here are some things men, and the people who love them, need to know about.

    1. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate: Half of men over 50 will experience symptoms related to BPH at some point.
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  • Do Muscle-Building Supplements Increase Testicular Cancer Risk?

    April 24, 2015

    Hidden ingredients or substances not listed on the labels of unregulated muscle-building supplements can be risky. A new study in the British Journal of Cancer found out how risky, and turns out, for testicular cancer it’s impressive. This matters because use of muscle-building supplements is increasing among younger men and rakes in billions of dollars.

    What did we learn?

    Men, especially 25 and younger, who use muscle-building supplements that contain creatine or androstenedione may have up to 65% increased risk of developing testicular cancer. See More

  • High Costs Are Threatening Cancer Care

    September 23, 2014

    Many folks with cancer in the United States have a chemotherapy option their insurance won’t pay for, or a copayment they can’t afford. The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a report in 2014 outlining the threat of the high cost of treatment to cancer care in America.

    What’s going on here?

    • Cancer drugs are expensive, and Medicare reimbursement levels for them are lower.
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Popular Testicular Cancer Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Topoisomerase Inhibitors 1,293 See Prices
Platinum-based Drugs 65 See Prices
Polypeptide Antibiotics 1,341 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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