Fight Testicular Cancer with Self-Exams

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While prostate cancer is generally thought of as an older man’s disease, testicular cancer, although rare, is more prevalent in men under the age of forty. The good news is that testicular cancer is highly treatable. Dr. Danoff says that regular self-exams are key, highlighting the cancer treatment success story of Josh Bidwell, who was a twenty-three-year-old punter for the Green Bay Packers when he found a lump on his testicle.

Testicular Cancer with Self-Exams

Testicular cancer, which affects mainly younger men, is relatively rare. This form of cancer is the most easily treated of all tumors in the genitourinary system. Just a few decades ago, more than 90 percent of patients with certain types of testicular cancer did not survive five years. Today, a majority of cases are curable.


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For more information on prostate and other urologic cancers, read The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health: How to Stay Vital at Any Age.

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     —Bill Maher, host of HBO’s
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Dudley Seth Danoff, MD, FACS, is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Danoff is a graduate of Princeton University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree at Yale University with honors. He completed his urologic surgical training and fellowship at Columbia University Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Following his training, he served as a major in the United States Air Force Medical Corps. For more than a quarter century, Dr. Danoff taught on the clinical faculty of UCLA School of Medicine. Currently, he is attending urologic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is the founder and president of the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tower Urology Medical Group, the leading urologic practice serving the Southern California community for over thirty years. Dr. Danoff and his wife, Israeli singer Hedva Amrani, are longtime residents of Beverly Hills, California, and have two children: Aurele Danoff, an attorney, and Doran Danoff, a composer.


Photo of Josh Bidwell by Oregon National Guard via Wikimedia Commons