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A 33-year-old female asked:

bf has testicular cancer. could ultra scan be wrong and he is fine? or naive, wishfull thinking on my part?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Why do you ask?: If there's a testicular mass, the diagnosis of cancer is not certain until the pathologist has made the call. Thankfully, the vast majority of testicular cancers are curable nowadays. Best wishes to you and your boyfriend.
Dr. Aaron Shiloh
Aesthetic Medicine 28 years experience
There are very few if any benign masses of the testicle. The pathology is key but rest assured most are curable. Prime example lance Armstrong...and he had pulmonary and brain metastasis.
Dec 29, 2013
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Well: ...It would be nice if he didn't but if the us is convincing, they need to proceed as if he has it. Do remember that testicular cancer is one of the most curable cancers we see, even if spread, so keep your spirits up and tell him to fight well. Best to both.

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What do testicular cancer tumors feel like?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
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Hard lump: The testicle should feel uniformly firm, like the tip of your nose. Anything in the testicle that feels harder than the surrounding tissue needs to be evaluated. Occasionally a tumor can grow rapidly and men notice the affected testicle is much larger than its partner. Monthly self exam is critical to early detection.
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How do you check yourself for testicular cancer?

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Self exam by: Using the thumb, index, and middle fingers to palpate for lumps, hardness, or swelling of the testicles periodically.However, no evidence that routine screening for testicular cancer through periodic clinical examinations or self-examinations would improve health outcomes. False positive will increase anxiety and unnecessary tests/procedure. Thus, it is not recommended- if you have no symptoms.
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How do I know if I have testicular cancer?

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Check yourself first: If you are a male between 15- 40 you should always check yourself at least once a month for new hard lumps in your scrotum and attached to your testes. If you feel something unusual go see your doctor to check for sure.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Could exposure to dioxin cause testicular cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
I say no: Probably no chemical exposure has been more deeply studied than that of vietnam vets and i could find nothing in the nih database to support this; there was a small increase reported in gulf war vets. Claims that testicular cancer results from too much / too little exercise or cannabis seem soft to me. Unless it's from cryptorchidism, don't look for a cause.
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