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Testicular Cancer Symptoms and Treatment

New drug prevents chemo-induced nausea, vomiting in most cancer patients

FDA approves new combo drug for chemo-induced nausea and vomiting.

There’s new hope for patients suffering from the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy for cancer, which often includes severe nausea and vomiting, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval today of a novel combo drug to prevent CINV (short for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting).

Swimmer Eric Shanteau Fights Testicular Cancer, Inspires Victims

There is an Olympic athlete with testicular cancer who still competes. Eric Shanteau is not doing this to raise money for testicular cancer, but he actually is putting off treatment to compete, despite the fatigue and pain from the growing cancer.

"While I don't agree with Eric Shanteau's decision since he's 24 years old and the quicker he gets treatment, the better his chances of survival are, you have to admire what he's doing," writes Jamie from EG Citizen Cancer Blog.

Fast Facts About Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer, the most common form of cancer in young men between ages 15 and 35, is found in either one or both testicles. Researchers aren't sure what causes testicular cancer, but men or boys who have a testicle that never descended are more likely to develop this type of cancer.

Disorders of the Testes

The testicles (also called testes) are part of the male reproductive system. The testicles are two oval organs about the size of large olives. They are located inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin that hangs behind the penis. The testicles make the male hormones, including testosterone, and produce sperm, the male reproductive cells.