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About the Testicular Cancer Program at Winship Cancer Institute

The testicular cancer program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta, GA offers advanced treatments for testicle cancer patients (including genitourinary cancer) in Georgia and the Southeast.

What is Cancer of the Testes?
The testes are part of the reproductive and endocrine systems and are responsible for producing sperm and male sex hormones (most commonly, testosterone).

They are normally round and are suspended inside a pouch (scrotum) that hangs under the penis, outside the body cavity. At the top of each testis is a bunch of tiny tubules that collect and store sperm. This structure is called the epididymis. The sperm travel from the epididymis through the spermatic cord (or vas deferens) and out through the urethra during ejaculation.

Testicular cancer is rare in the general population, responsible for only 1–2 percent of all cancers in men. Nevertheless, it is the most common cancer in men aged 20–35, occurring in four of every 100,000 men.

When testicular cancer is detected at an early stage, it is very treatable, with a cure rate approaching 99 percent.

Testicular Cancer Questions and Appointments
Contact us for more information about our testicular cancer treatment programs.