Welcome to Testicular Cancer NZ
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer affecting men between the ages of 15 and 39, but the disease also occurs in other age groups, so all men should be aware of its symptoms. While testicular cancer is common among young men, young men typically do not get a lot of cancer, so overall testicular cancer is a relatively rare disease.
Men with testicular cancer have to make vitally important decisions about types of treatment. They may also have to make important choices and adjustments to enjoy a full life. To do this they need relevant and current information to help them make the decision that is best for them. While it is not our role to give you medical advice, we will guide you to the most appropriate information available.
Being aware of testicular cancer, knowing your own body and noticing any changes is important. Our role is to help you recognise any symptoms, and provide support to those recently diagnosed with and being treated for testicular cancer.
Survivors of testicular cancer are likely to lead productive and full lives so it is important any symptoms are checked out early, and if they result in a positive diagnosis, are effectively treated.
Recent study - Nearly 50% of testicular cancer risk passed down genetically, new study reports - Link
"Check your Chaps"
Have a look at the recent campaigns from the UK on promoting our young men to be aware of Testicular Cancer.