Talking About Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is the most common disease in men ages 20 – 30. “About 95 percent are cured,” Chris Weight, MD, urologic oncology associate professor explains to Kare 11 News in an interview, “If you detect it, find it and treat it, most guys are going to cured, but the delay in diagnosis allows progression. Most guys, there's a delay because we are uncomfortable with the subject.”

Talking about this disease is currently one of the biggest setbacks that medical professionals are facing. Knowing the risk factors of prostate cancer is important to those who might be susceptible.

In the last 20 years, the testicular cancer rate has risen about 9-10% without a clear explanation as to why. “The strongest evidence seems to be hormonal,” Dr. Weight explains to Kare 11. “There's increased use of reproductive techniques and increase use of hormones in our food.”