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A 62-year-old female asked:

can laptops/ bluetooth game controllers cause testicular cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: That's one more scare story by somebody who doesn't understand the difference between the natural radiation that electronic devices and everything else produce, and the ionizing radiation that causes cancer. A bad epidemiologic study can "show" anything based on recall bias. Enjoy today's technology without this fear.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What do testicular cancer tumors feel like?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
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.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How do you check yourself for testicular cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
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.
A 18-year-old female asked:

How do I know if I have testicular cancer?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
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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What can you tell me about testicular cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience

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