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Strategies for treating and managing testicular cancer.

Testicular cancer is a malignancy that differs from most others because of its extremely favourable prognosis. The cure rate approaches 100% in early stage disease and is still over 80% at the advanced stage, although survival decreases with increased age (Jones and Vasey, 2003a; Scholz and Holtl, 2003). On the whole testicular cancer is a disease that strikes young men, often during their most productive years (Rudberg et al, 2002).

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