Curable Cancer

Testicular malignancies are easy to find and treat. But you have to be willing to probe a bit

Until survivor Lance Armstrong triumphed in this summer's Tour de France bicycle race, testicular cancer didn't get a lot of press. One likely reason is that men hate to think about a malignancy in that vital and exceedingly sensitive part of the body. The treatment--surgical removal of the testicle--is even worse to contemplate. But another reason is that testicular cancer is relatively rare: only 7,400 cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. next year, representing 1% of new male cancers. Prostate cancer is 30 times as common.

Although testicular cancer is fairly easy to treat, as cancers go, it is on...

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