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How can you tell the difference between testicular cancer and just epyditimitis

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Pain, tenderness.: Usually, epididymitis is painful while testicular cancer presents classically with a painless mass. Fever, tenderness and swelling can also be presen ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
US/ exam/blood: Ultrasound and exam are first. Include special blood tests. If anything suspicious, refer to urologist for exam and possible biopsy or orchiectomy (re ... Read More
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Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Cysts vs cancer: Cancer is a growth of cells that once it gets started it won't stop. It is usually solid. A cyst is like a balloon full of water. Lots of people have ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Go see a doctor if y: If you have any testicular swelling, you need to go see a doctor, preferably a urologist. You, yourself will not be bale to tell the difference betwee ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Not meaningful diff.: This may be a semantic distinction more than a biological one. The cancer arises within the testicle, but may extend to the surface of that organ and ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
More curable: Advanced testicular cancer spreads to nodal area. In most instances the primmary is resectable and nodes can most oftern be removed. These tumors ar ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Malignant vs benign: Epidermal cysts are benign and can be left alone. Testicular cancer can kill if not treated and is one of the cancers for which available treatments a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Doctor!: The only way to know for sure is to see a doctor and perhaps get an ultrasound as well! assuming those are negative, monthly self exam would be recomm ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Please consult this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/basics/definition/con-20043068
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
I can : ..Tell you a lot but not in 400 characters. You will be best served bu checking the website for the national cancer institute (cancer.Gov). It has go ... Read More

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