Being a disease wrapped in a mystery, cancer is often associated with myths and theories. These are wrongly interpreted.

Although any disease is misinterpreted many times, the diseases that appear in more sensitive areas seem to be more affected by myths.

Testicular cancer is also part of this category, a rare disease, but treatable.

For decades, testicular cancer was wrapped in mystery. For example, one of the theories said that riding the bicycle may cause testicular cancer.

These stupid myths were denied by scientists. Still, deciphering the truth is not so easy sometimes.

Surgeries may cause cancer to spread!

This myth was born many years ago when patients suffered from the advanced stage of the disease. After doctors operated on them, they noticed that cancer had spread. Observers have said that surgery was the main cause of cancer’s spread.

In reality, surgery was done to prevent the spread of cancer. The procedure involves removing one or both testicles.

Testicular cancer means the end of sexual life.

As we previously mentioned, the surgery requires the testicles to be removed. Considering the fact that the penis and testicles are regarded as the holy grail of a man’s masculinity, it is obvious that false myths like that were created.

In most cancer cases only one testicle is removed.

For most cases of this type, a man will never feel a change in his sexual life and will not lose the ability to procreate.

Still, if both testicles are removed, the man becomes sterile and will lose interest in sex. If fertility does not come back to normal, there are hormone shots that can be used to stimulate sexual life.

Testicular cancer is the disease of the elderly

Even if the risk of getting testicular cancer is, in general, higher for elderly people, not all types of cancer are part of this category.

The reality is that this type of cancer is most popular with young men, most cases appearing in people between the ages of 15 and 40 years old.

Happily, testicular cancer is one of the easiest cancers to cure. According to some sources, the mortality rate in the case of testicular cancer is only 5%.

Vasectomy may influence the appearance of testicular cancer.

Many years ago, some studies have shown a small increase in testicular cancer in the case of men who had a vasectomy.

Recently however, more complex studies have found no connection between testicular cancer and vasectomy. This situation also applies for prostate cancer.



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