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what is testicular cancer?

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Dr. Brian Lane
Urology 19 years experience
Info: Disordered cell growth in the male reproductive organ. Most common form of cancer in young men (20s - 30s). Testicular self exam is the best way to detect it early, which leads to nearly 100% survival.
Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology 17 years experience
Testicular cancer: Testicular cancer is a range of diseases consisting of germ cell tumors (develop into sperm) and non-germ cell tumors (the cells support germ cells). They are most common in the early 20s to mid-30s and are usually discovered as a painless lump in the testis (just one side). Any new lump in the testicle should be evaulated by a doctor. Seminoma, most common, is quite curable.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Get treated, : ...Of course! patients with testicular cancer have surgery to remove the malignant testicle, sometimes followed by radiation or chemo depending on the kind of cancer and the circumstances. Get a good urologist with expertise in the field, preferably one who works within a multidisciplinary approach. Testicular cancer is very curable, even if advanced.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How common is testicular cancer?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
~8,500 cases/yr: It is estimated that in the United States this year that there will be approximately 8, 500 new cases of testicular cancer. It is the most common solid malignancy in males between 15-35 yo.
A 45-year-old male asked:

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.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is testicular cancer like?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Vague question: Please see this site for general information on testicular cancer.http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/testicular-cancer/ds00046.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are signs of testicular cancer?

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Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 23 years experience
Variable: Testicular mass is the most obvious. Groin and flank pain can occur as well. But this can be a silent disease so if you have any concern, see your doctor!
A 52-year-old male asked:

Testicular cancer symtoms?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Testicular cancer: Swelling, lump or pain are usually symptoms of testicular cancer.

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