A 33-year-old member asked:
What to do if i was just wondering how testicular cancer is caused, and what are signs of it?
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Pathology 33 years experience
Mass is common: Testicular cancer is usually detected by a mass or firmness in the testicle (scrotum). They can be quite small, but any abnormality in size or shape of the testicle should be evaluated. Ultrasound and blood tests for specific hormones (plap, hcg, alpha-fetoprotein, etc) can be used to detected if there is systemic disease.
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Pathology 44 years experience
Testicular mass: Usually painless. If this is not a cryptorchid testis and the person is not an intersex, it's basically dumb luck. There was a claim on an old retrospective study that physical fitness contributes to risk, but i believe this simply men exaggerating their achievements after losing a testis. Early puberty and lack of exercise are listed as possible risk factors.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Just so i know to watch out for it. Are there any signs besides testicular lumps for testicular cancer?
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Endocrinology 41 years experience
Lumps most common: Pain is usually not present, so lumps are the most common symptom.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
I was wondering what are some symptoms of testicular cancer?
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Pathology 49 years experience
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