Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
As April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, we’d like to share with you some relevant information and statistics regarding testicular cancer.
- About one of every 250 males will develop testicular cancer at some point in his life.
- About one in 5,000 men will die from testicular cancer.
- 33 years of age is the average time of diagnosis of testicular cancer.
- Testicular cancer accounts for approximately 1% of all male cancers globally.
- Advances in treatment have resulted in increases in 5-year survival rates from 63% to more than 90% during the last three decades.
WorldCare’s Medical Second Opinion (MSO) service has helped members with a cancer diagnosis, such as testicular cancer, ensure that their diagnosis is accurate and that they are on the optimal treatment plan for recovery. About 30 percent of our cases reviewed over the past 25 years have been oncology cases. Through our MSO service, we provide clients and their members with access to the unsurpassed expertise of over 20,000 medical specialists and sub-specialists at the leading, top-ranked academic and research hospitals of The WorldCare Consortium®.
Integrative, multi-disciplinary teams of these world-renowned specialists and sub-specialists (about four, on average) review a member’s case, equipped with the latest clinical research and most advanced medical knowledge and provide diagnostic confirmation or modification along with optimal treatment pathway recommendations. As a result, patients and their treating physicians can make the best decisions for their healthcare going forward, giving peace-of-mind during a tumultuous and uncertain time. If you would like to offer the WorldCare MSO service as part of your value-added benefits or to help differentiate your insurance product from the competition, email email@example.com.