Planned Parenthood offers affordable testicular and prostate cancer screenings in a confidential setting. Call 1.800.230.PLAN for more information or to make an appointment.
Even though testicular cancer is not very common, it is a serious concern for young men. It is the most common cancer among men aged 20–34. But if testicular cancer is found and treated early, it is usually curable. Some factors increase the risk of developing testicular cancer:
- cryptorchidism — having a testicle that did not descend into the scrotum
- a family history of testicular cancer
- Klinefelter's syndrome — a genetic condition that causes underdeveloped testicles and other problems
- having previously had testicular cancer
It is recommended that you have your testicles examined by a health care provider during your periodic checkups.
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting 1 in 6 men. The older you are, the more likely you are to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. When caught and treated early, prostate cancer has a cure rate of over 90%.
It is recommended that you have a prostate cancer screening duing periodic checkups.
Find a health center nearest you or call 1.800.230.PLAN for more information.