Cure rates for testicular cancer are high, but the treatments may lead to an increased likelihood of tumors elsewhere in the body for at least 35 years. Most patients are diagnosed with the disease in their 20s or early 30s and treated with radiation or chemotherapy. A man diagnosed at age 35 who survives the cancer for 10 years has nearly twice the risk of the general population of developing a malignant tumor elsewhere.

Self-defense: Testicular cancer survivors should adopt a healthy lifestyle, follow screening guidelines and seek medical consultation for any changes in health status.

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