Testicular cancer can be cured if diagnosed early
Cancer can develop in one or both testicles in males of any age, including infants and elderly men. Almost half of all cases of testicular cancer occur in men between the ages of 20 and 34.
The good news is that testicular cancer can be treated and usually cured, especially when it’s found early.
Men with testicular cancer in their families have a higher risk. If a man has the disease, there is an increased risk that his brothers or sons will also develop it. But this covers only a small portion of cases. Most men with testicular cancer don’t have it in the family.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in South African men
One in every 23 South African men who reach the age of 74 will develop prostate cancer.
What is prostate cancer?
What are the risk factors?
What are the possible symptoms?
Most prostate cancers have no symptoms. It is really only advanced cancers that have spread throughout the prostate (and beyond) that cause urinary symptoms such as:
Preventative screening is important in making sure you detect medical conditions early. Discovery Health covers a range of tests, including a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test through their Preventative and Screening Benefit, without it affecting your day-to-day benefits.
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