Men who have been treated for cancer in one testicle have about a 1% chance of developing cancer in the remaining testicle.
If cancer recurs, it is almost always a new disease rather than a spread from the previous cancer. Because of this tendency, a man should:
- Be checked regularly by his doctor
- Continue to do a testicular self-examination every month
Any unusual symptoms should be reported to the doctor immediately. It is extremely important for treatment and cure to detect a new cancer as early as possible.