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A 41-year-old male asked:

How common is testicular cancer and what are the symptoms and prognosis thanks?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Testicular cancer.: Testicular cancer is not that common, with about 8500 cases in the U.S. Per year. It is the most common solid tumor in men ages 18-35, so regular self-exams are recommended. There are usually no symptoms, and most often presents as a painless mass in the testicle. Due to effective surgery, radiation, & chemotherapy, cure rates are very high & prognosis is excellent, except in very advanced cases.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the most common secondary cancers from testicular cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Nodes, lung: Brain, & bones. Unlike most solid tumors, even with metastatic spread to these sites, the disease is completely curable with testicular resection and systemic chemotherapy.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it common to have testicular cancer at 15?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
It is not: Common to get sick at 15, but testis cancer is one of the cancers that does occur in adolescence.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Are the symptoms of testicular cancer bad?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
No: I think you are asking whether the presenting symptoms of testicular cancer are bad (ie painful?). Most men who present with testicular cancer present with a nodule or painless swelling of one testicle. About a third complain of a dull ache or heavy sensation in the scotal region. About 10% present with acute pain.
Dr. Joel Lilly
Dr. Joel Lilly commented
Urology 37 years experience
I agree that testis cancer usually presents as a painless lump. I often use this fact to reassure patients with an ache and no lump that it is usually not cancer. An ultrasound will usually confirm this.
Feb 14, 2012
A 45-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what are some symptoms of testicular cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on stage: And type of cancer. Like most cancers, early testicular cancer usually does not have symptoms. Common symptoms are swelling in the scrotum, heaviness or pain in the testes, hormonal symptoms depending on the type of tumor, swelling in the groin and late masses in the abdomen. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/basics/definition/con-20043068.

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