cases occur in males between the ages of 15 and 35 however any male at any age

# Cases occur in males between the ages of 15 and 35

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cases occur in males between the ages of 15 and 35; however any male at any age can develop the disease (Huether & McCance, 2017). Diagnosis is based on physical exam, including palpation of abdomen and lymph nodes to assess for metastasis, and ultrasound. Tumor markers my be beneficial in the presence of a small tumor that cannot be palpated, and to help with
staging the disease. Treatment will consist of removal of the tumor, as well as radiation and chemotherapy. Similarities and Differences Similarities that can be seen between these two types of cancer is that the symptoms are very vague and sometimes unnoticeable in the beginning stages. Ovarian cancer is a lot more serious of cancer with a higher incidence of mortality than that of testicular. Both are hard to diagnose until the cancer is in the later stages, and both have the ability to metastasis. Both cancers require surgical treatment, as well as chemo and radiation. Age seems to be a bigger risk factor for ovarian cancer, whereas genetics plays more of a role in testicular cancer. However, the incidence in men approximately ages 15 to 35 years, and for women, it is usually over the age of forty, even though both cancers can occur at any age. References American Cancer Society (2016). Testicular Cancer. Retrieved from Green, A. E. (2017). Ovarian cancer. Retrieved from . Huether, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2017). Understanding pathophysiology (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
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