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.
- 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.