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

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 icon plus

    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.

  • Diagnosis icon plus

    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.

  • Treatment options icon plus

    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.


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.

Our consultants

Our experienced consultant oncologists specialise in the early detection and latest treatments for all cancers including prostate, breast and blood.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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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.
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