A BREAKTHROUGH has been made in detecting early signs of testicular cancer.
Researchers in Denmark found the disease can be diagnosed by tests on semen samples. It is hoped this will lead to a simple screening test being developed.
Testicular cancer affects around 2,000 men in Britain each year and is the most common form of cancer for those aged 20 to 39.
More than 90 per cent of cases are curable if caught early, but the cancer is difficult to detect before it has started to spread, so patients often have to undergo surgery, plus chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
The team analysed 12 samples, some from cancer patients, others from healthy young men. …