Conditions + Treatments

Testicular Tumors in Children

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Testicular tumors are growths on the testicle that can occur in boys. They can be benign or malignant.

  • They occur most often in boys under age 5 and sometimes in boys who experience puberty early.

  • Most testicular tumors are benign and, though they do not spread, still require an operation.

  • Malignant testicular tumors can spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body, most commonly the lungs, liver, lymph nodes and central nervous system (brain or spinal cord).

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Our partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute allows physicians at Boston Children's Hospital to quickly translate scientific discoveries into new treatments.

Our team:

  • many of the world's most experienced pediatric cancer specialists
  • international experts from every pediatric medical subspecialty
  • skilled pediatric oncology nurses
  • child life specialists
  • resource specialists
  • psychosocial experts

The comprehensive experience and knowledge of our physicians within the Rare Tumors Program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is unparalleled in the United States and gives children the best chance to beat their cancer and live a normal, happy life.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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