Testicular cancer is something about which all men should be knowledgeable. For the most part, the cancer begins in the germ cells, or sperm-producing cells. The testicles are the most common location for the development of cancer, but it can also start at the rear of the abdomen, the chest in between the lungs, the lower spine, or in the pineal gland of the brain. Each of these can bring similar and varying symptoms.
10. Painless Lump
A lump on the testicle that is not accompanied by pain may be difficult to discover unless a man is familiar with his body and regularly practices self-exams. It is possible for a tumor to start out small, about the size of a pea. Seminomas usually remain localized and are more long-term than nonseminomas, which are more aggressive. They comprise of different cancers including choriocarcinoma, embryonal carcinoma, immature teratoma and yolk sac tumors.