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Prostate and Testicular Cancer

The prostate and testes are important parts of the male reproductive system. The prostate is a small gland below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It produces the fluid that transports the sperm. The testes create the male sex hormone testosterone, which produces the sperm.

Prostate Cancer
Almost all prostate cancer begins in the prostate gland cells. These cells make the fluid that gets added to the semen. Most prostate cancers develop slowly. Because of that, prostate cancer usually affects older men. Among men, prostate cancer is second only to skin cancer in frequency.

Testicular Cancer
The testicles contain several types of cells. Any of these cells may develop cancer, and treatment and prognosis will be different depending on the type of cancer cell. Testicular cancer commonly affects younger and middle-aged men.

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More Information about Prostate and Testicular Cancer
For more detailed information about prostate and testicular cancer, risk factors, signs and symptoms, common treatment options and more, please explore the resources below:

The National Cancer Institute’s (NIH) detailed information about prostate and testicular cancer
The American Cancer Society’s guide to prostate and testicular cancer

Last Updated: 10/17/13