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A 49-year-old member asked:

I'm really worried about testicular cancer, my grand-mum had breast cancer so i figured it may run in the family. i have small hard ball attached about a centimeter away from my right testicle. is it an epidemial cyst?

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Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Get checked...: The best way to know for sure is to get checked by your physician. An ultrasound and biopsy may be needed if there's any doubt. If it is a cancer, the sooner it's caught and treated, the better your outcome is likely to be.
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Dr. Matthew Solhjem
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Unlikely cancer.: It unlikely to be testicular cancer. However, any testicular lump should be evaluated first by your primary care physician. He or she might refer you for a testicular ultrasound and a urologist for further evaluation.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2018

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