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what causes testicular cancer?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Abnormal cells: Abnormal cells in testis multiply and become tumors. They are relatively uncommon tumors. But all men should prectice scrotal self examination on a regular basis (say x1/month), ideally in the shower. Seek medical help if you feel a hard lump, or one testicle starts to grow much larger than ihe other one. Intraabdominal undescended testes are at cancer risk even after correction. Prognosis is good.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Not known: We do not have a clear understanding of what causes testicular cancer. We do know that, in general, it is a disease of younger men (generally age 30 or less).
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Testicular cancer: The highest rate of testicular cancer occurs in white men in northern Europe. some genetic or environmental factor may be involved.Undescended testicles (testes), HIV or AIDS ,Klinefelter's syndrome increases the risk. Infertile men with an abnormal sperm count have a slight increased risk.

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Can a mobile cause testicular cancer? Can i get testicular cancer from having my cell phone in my pocket?

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Dr. Thomas Walsh
Urology 25 years experience
Currently : Currently there are no studies that suggest a linkage between cell phone use and testicular cancer. Interestingly however, there are data linking cell phone and sperm dysfunction and infertility. Testis cancer rates in developed countries continue to rise, and hopefully future, population-based studies will help us to understand the underlying cause of testis cancer.
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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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Need expert help here. What are causes/symptoms of testicular cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
A mass: Almost without exception, testicular cancer announces itself as a mass in the testis. Usually it's palpable as a lump on or within the testis; it may be deep and the testis simply larger.
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A 16-year-old male asked:

Could laptops be a cause of testicular cancer?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: This is a good Q. Known to us, each life event always represents itself as a process of lifelong making from compiling multiple factors in the past. Electromagnetic energy has some effect to tissue and has existed everywhere we go among modern society and environments; we've nowhere to escape. But, if any, the amount of such inevitable leaking roaming energy is not clinically significant.Best wish
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A 29-year-old male asked:

Can soiled or sweated underwear be cause of testicular cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: You're a young man and if your underwear didn't get sweaty, I'd urge you to go out and exercise more. Getting your underclothes dirty simply isn't a sign of testicular cancer. Practice good hygiene and check yourself -- most of us handle ourselves often and simply be aware that a new mass in the scrotum needs to be seen. Best wishes.

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