Testicular cancer

At the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre we know that a cancer diagnosis is a life changing event. We also know that every cancer is different, just like every person is different. We are dedicated to supporting and guiding you throughout your care. On this page you can learn about symptoms of testicular cancer and the potential treatment pathway.

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What is testicular cancer?

Cancer of the testis usually starts in the germ cells of the testicles, which are the cells that make a person’s sperm and normal male hormones. Testicular cancer is abnormal and uncontrolled growth of these germ cells. In most cases, the cancer affects just one testicle and is usually detected through self-examination or on an ultrasound scan. 

What are the symptoms of testicular cancer?

If you have any of the following symptoms please see your doctor. These symptoms may also occur for ailments other than cancer. Your doctor will advise if you need tests and where you should go to have these tests. 

  • A lump in the testicle, which may be painless
  • Feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
  • Change in the size, shape or feel of the testicle
  • Aching in the groin or belly
This information should not be used to replace medical advice.

Can I be treated at the ONJ Centre?

Once you have been diagnosed with cancer, your doctor or specialist can make a referral to the ONJ Centre for your cancer treatment. You can ask to be referred here, regardless of your insurance status or the stage of your treatment. The ONJ Centre is part of Austin Health, a leading Australian public hospital.

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