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What you need to know

The information and guidance in this section is for those who have a diagnosis of testicular cancer (Germ Cell), who are being investigated for a potential testicular cancer. This information is not exhaustive and we have included signposts to places where you can find more information.

The Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre

Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer is the commonest form of cancer in younger men but remains relatively rare. The care and treatment of men with testicular cancer in the South West of England is provided by a Specialist Centre here at Bristol. Testicular cancer is highly curable with the appropriate treatment and follow-up, even when the cancer has spread to other organs of the body.

There are two main types of testicular cancer (sometimes called Germ Cell):


This is most common in the 15 - 35 age group


This is most common in the 25 - 55 age group

When you are diagnosed with a testicular cancer your local specialist will refer your specialist centre, this could be Bristol, Cheltenham, Exeter, Plymouth or Truro, where you will be given information regarding your diagnosis, a plan of care and introduced to your Key Worker.

The spcialist services also cares for men and women with germ cell cancer which has arisen in the ovary, abdomen or chest.

Your questions answered:

The Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre