The National Cancer Institute defines testicular cancer as cancer that forms in the tissues of one or both testicles. The disease is more common in younger and middle-aged men with most diagnoses made when patients are between 20 and 35 years old. White men are four times more likely to get the disease than black men.
What Is the Survival Rate for Testicular Cancer?
Fortunately, most cases of testicular cancer can be treated successfully. The number of deaths linked to testicular cancer has decreased in recent years – even in the face of testicular cancer cases doubling in the last four decades. Even those in the late stages of the disease often respond favorably to treatment.
Survival rates for men with testicular cancer can also offer some peace of mind. The five-year survival rate for the disease is 99% provided the cancer is in a localized state; even regional and distant stages have five-year survival rates of 96% and 74%, respectively.