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Leydig cell tumor

  • Alternative Names

    Tumor - Leydig cell; Testicular tumor


    Prevention

    The United States Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend routine screening for testicular cancer because no screening technique is known to be effective.

    However, performing a testicular self-examination (TSE) each month may help detect testicular cancer at an early stage, before it spreads. Finding testicular cancer early is important to successful treatment and survival.


    References

    Einhorn LH. Testicular cancer. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2007:chap 210.

    National Cancer Institute. Testicular cancer treatment PDQ. Updated July 1, 2009. Accessed May 18, 2010.