According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), men who have testicular tumors, particularly small or localized tumors, have a 3-fold increased risk of developing testosterone deficiency.
This is in part because testosterone is an important part of the immune system.
However, men who live in areas with low levels of testosterone also have a slightly higher risk.
The CDC also found that men who are not sexually active have a 1.6-fold higher risk for testosterone deficiency compared to men who do engage in sexual activity.
While there are several treatments available to men with testicle cancer, one is to remove the tumor surgically.
However, this method of removal can be a risky procedure that can cause long-term complications.
It is recommended that a surgeon who is familiar with the procedure and has anesthetic gloves be the one to perform the surgery.
“Testosterone replacement therapy is the only treatment that is currently approved by the FDA for the treatment of testicular carcinoma,” said Dr. Peter Fadiman, director of the Department of Pathology and Genetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in a press release.
Fadiman explained that testosterone replacement therapy has been proven to be safe and effective in treating testicular tumor progression and has been shown to be effective in increasing testosterone levels in the bloodstream.
The National Cancer Institute recommends that men with a testicle tumor should have a “normal” testosterone level of 4.5 ng/ml.
However this level can be affected by several factors, including: whether the cancer is localized or more extensive, and how aggressive the disease is.
It can also be affected when testosterone is taken as a pill, and its level will vary based on the dosage given.
“Testicular cancer is a rare disease, and it has not been studied extensively.
Therefore, the results of this study are preliminary, and the long-range implications for clinical practice are unknown,” said Fadman.
If you or someone you know needs help, you can reach out to the National Cancer Foundation.
The National Institutes of Health also has a helpline that is accessible to all Americans.