Testes and Scrotum September 3, 2013

Testicular Cancer

What is testicular¬†cancer? Majority (more than 95%) of testicular cancers arise from germ cells which are precursors of sperm. They are called as germ cell tumours (GCTs). Germ cells line the tiny tubes (tubules – also called as seminiferous tubules) and undergo a series of proliferation and differentiation to become sperm. The GCTs are commonly […]

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Prostate August 28, 2013

Prostate Cancer: The Facts

There has been wide coverage of prostate cancer in the last few weeks in print media. Prostate cancer (PCa) is slightly unusual in the sense that it has a protracted course and may be difficult to diagnose sometimes. It is important that some of the facts about prostate cancer should be understood before deciding on […]

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Kidneys August 12, 2013

An Introduction to Your Kidneys

What do the kidneys do? The kidneys are the main organs of the urinary system, which is essentially the body‚Äôs plumbing system. The kidneys remove all waste substances and extra water in the form of urine, by filtering the blood. There are two kidneys each located on either side of the spine, which are bean-shaped […]

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Testes and Scrotum August 1, 2013

Fertility Preservation in Men

Who can benefit from freezing sperm? There are several reasons why freezing your sperm may be the right decision for you. Firstly, male fertility can be affected by some diseases or by the treatment of diseases. Treating Cancer through chemotherapy or radiotherapy can massively affect male fertility. This is because some of the drugs used […]

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Testes and Scrotum July 29, 2013

Self examination of the testes

Why should I examine my testes? As testes are positioned in the scrotum, testicular examination is straightforward and easy. It takes just a couple of minutes for self-examination. Although testicular cancer is rare, it is one of the most common cancers in young men (16-32 years). Its cure rates are high if treated early. Because […]

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