Embryonal Cell Carcinoma

Understanding this Cancer

Embryonal cell carcinoma is a form of testicular cancer that occurs most commonly in the male testes, which are located inside the scrotum. Rarely, embryonal carcinomas are seen in females, in the ovaries. Compared with other types of cancer, embryonal cell carcinoma is rare. But testicular cancer in its various forms is the most common type of solid tumor cancer diagnosed in American males between the ages of 15 and 34.

Today, testicular cancer is highly treatable, even when cancer has spread beyond the testicle. Depending on the type and stage of testicular cancer, patients may receive one of several treatments, or a combination. Regular testicular self-examinations can help identify growths early, when the chance for successful treatment of testicular cancer is highest. Visit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site at www.mskcc.org for more information about treatment options for testicular cancer.