Being the most common type of cancer among young men (15-37 years), most of men are completely unaware of testicular cancer. Worldwide, there are 48,500 new patients diagnosed with testicular cancer each year; 8,900 of these men will die.
As for prostate cancer, it mainly occurs in older men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66. Both types of cancer are curable if detected at the early stages. Shanab, in light of this, stresses the significance of self-examination in detecting testicular cancer. Similarly, DRE (Digital Rectal Examination)/PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) are two major exams for early detection of prostate cancer.