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Nearly all men survive testicular cancer in Britain


19:01, July 29, 2013

LONDON, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Survival for testicular cancer has risen by almost 30 per cent in the last 40 years in Britain, with nearly all men now beating the disease, according to figures published by Cancer Research UK on Monday.

These latest figures show that more than 96 per cent of men now survive testicular cancer in the country, compared with less than 70 per cent in the 1970s. These improvements are largely thanks to the development of new drugs, especially the drug cisplatin.

As he most common cancer in men aged 15-49, around 2,300 cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed each year in the Britain.

"This is a shining example of what we can achieve through dedicated research." Dr Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK's chief executive, said: "It's only by doing more research that we can bring forward the day when we are able to beat all types of cancer."

The most common symptom of testicular cancer is a lump or swelling in one of the testicles, according to experts at Cancer Research UK, although most lumps in the testicle won't turn out to be cancer, it's important to get symptoms checked out as early as possible as this gives the best chance of cure.

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