A 45-year-old member asked:
what's the difference between testicular cancer and cysts?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Kris Gast answered
31 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 cysts and they are a normal finding.
Answered on May 8, 2018
Dr. George Klauber answered
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Malignancy: Testicular cancers are malignant, hard, usually painless growths of the testis. Have a very high cure rate with treatment if caught early ; may only require removal of testis. Some require chemotherapy, radiation ;/or abdominal lyph node resection. Will kill if untreated. Cysts are benign, usually of epididymis (spermatocele), rarely of testis itself ; only require removal if symptomatic.
Answered on Jul 4, 2018
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
$15 per month