Other rare testicular cancers

Every year, a small number of men are diagnosed with a type of testicular cancer that does not fall into the common categories of seminomas and non-seminomas
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About rare testicular cancer

There are two main types of rare testicular cancer. These are called lymphoma and mesothelioma. At HCA UK, our network of world-leading consultants are experts at treating rare forms of testicular cancer.

Need to know

Symptoms of rare testicular cancer may include:

  • a lump or swelling in the testicle
  • a heavy scrotum
  • discomfort or pain in a testicle or the scrotum

It is important to check your testicles regularly for any lumps or swellings. These symptoms can often be related to a number of non-cancerous conditions. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to see your GP so that a referral and diagnosis can be made as quickly as possible.

We offer a number of investigations and tests to confirm a diagnosis of testicular cancer, including:

  • blood tests
  • ultrasound scan
  • MRI scan

If you are diagnosed with a rare form of testicular cancer, you will have immediate access to world-class cancer specialists and expert care.

Your consultant will talk you through your diagnosis and treatment options in detail, helping you to make an informed decision about your care. Your consultant can also advise you of fertility preservation options including sperm banking.

  • surgery
  • chemotherapy
  • radiotherapy

At HCA UK, you will be looked after by a multidisciplinary team, including expert consultants, clinical nurse specialists and supportive therapists, such as psychologists, who can help you with your emotional well-being.

Rare types of testicular cancer


Lymphoma mostly occurs in older men, over the age of 50. It is a cancer of the lymphatic system that can sometimes occur in the testicles.

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Mesothelioma usually starts in the chest or abdomen, in the cells that make up the covering layers of the body, and spreads to the testicles. It very rarely starts in the testicles.

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Our Other rare testicular cancers locations

The Harley Street Clinic

The Harley Street Clinic

35 Weymouth Street W1G 8BJ London
University College Hospital Private Care

University College Hospital Private Care

Grafton Way Building, 1 Grafton Way WC1E 6AG London
Private Care at Guy's

Private Care at Guy's

London Bridge Hospital Private Care at Guy's SE1 9RT London
The Shard Outpatients

The Shard Outpatients

The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street SE1 9BS London
The Wellington Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

8A Wellington Place NW8 9LE London
The Christie Private Care

The Christie Private Care

Wilmslow Road M20 4BX Manchester

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.