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Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Testicular Tumors in Children

  • 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

    Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Care physicians' comprehensive experience and knowledge is unparalleled in the United States and gives children the best chance to beat their cancer and live a normal, happy life.

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO