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Dr. Jerome Zacks Dr. Zacks
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Is a small hard lump in a testicle usually testicular cancer? Some people said to me that other causes for lumps - besides cancer- are frequently soft

Is a small hard lump in a testicle usually testicular cancer? Some people said to me that other causes for lumps - besides cancer- are frequently soft

Merits evaluation.: A visit to a urologist would enable a proper assessment and determination of appropriate therapy. Not all hard lumps are cancers.

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Dr. Corinne Deurdulian Dr. Deurdulian
Radiology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Is a testicular cancer lump hard or soft? Is a spermatocyte hard or soft? Is testicular cyst hard or soft? Is testicular cancer lump on or near testi

Is a testicular cancer lump hard or soft? Is a spermatocyte hard or soft? Is testicular cyst hard or soft? Is testicular cancer lump on or near testi

It varies: Testicular or scrotal lumps, whether they are benign like cysts, or cancer, can be hard or soft. If you feel something, it is important that you go to your doctor and get an ultrasound.

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Dr. Simon Kimm Dr. Kimm
Urology
12 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Can you please describe the diffrence in testicular cancer and epidermal cysts lumps?

Can you please describe the diffrence in testicular cancer and epidermal cysts lumps?

Pathology & location: Testicular cancer occurs when germ cells inside the testis become malignant and grow to form a mass. Epididymal cysts, are outside the testis in the epididymis, and are benign fluid filled bumps. It can sometimes be difficult to tell by self exam, so an exam by an physician is important. Based on this exam, a scrotal ultrasound may be ordered, which will help make the diagnosis.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I was wondering what are the differences in testicular cancer and epidermal cysts lumps?

I was wondering what are the differences in testicular cancer and epidermal cysts lumps?

Malignant vs benign: Epidermal cysts are benign and can be left alone. Testicular cancer can kill if not treated and is one of the cancers for which available treatments are effective. See this site for info on testicular cancer. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/basics/definition/con-20043068.

Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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Please help! I want to know the difference between testicular cancer lumps and epidermal cysts lumps. What's the color, size and location?

Please help! I want to know the difference between testicular cancer lumps and epidermal cysts lumps. What's the color, size and location?

Go see a doctor if y: If you have any testicular swelling, you need to go see a doctor, preferably a urologist. You, yourself will not be bale to tell the difference between the above conditions.

Dr. Jesse Mills Dr. Mills
Urology
16 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Is testicular cancer always in the scrotum, or can it show up as lumps in the skin?

Is testicular cancer always in the scrotum, or can it show up as lumps in the skin?

No: Testis cancer occurs most commonly in the testicle, occasionally it can grow in the abdomen. If you're feeling a lump on the scrotal skin, it is mostly likely a sebaceous cyst or infected hair follicle. Now that many men are "manscaping" or shaving their genitals, I see a lot of scrotal bumps. If you're concerned, a quick medical evaluation can confirm.

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Dr. Amy Levine Dr. Levine
Radiology
19 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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When checking for testicular cancer, is it still a concern when there are lumps on the "tubes" leading from testicle to the body?

When checking for testicular cancer, is it still a concern when there are lumps on the "tubes" leading from testicle to the body?

Maybe: It's hard to say without doing an exam. You may be just noticing normal structures, but varicose veins can frequently occur in this region (varicocoeles). This may also need an ultrasound if your doctor thinks it's needed. Btw, kudos on doing self exams!

Dr. Robert Grieco Dr. Grieco
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Lumps on both testicles for almost 30 yrs. Could this still be testicular cancer and still be alive? Dumb guy going for first physical in over 20 yrs.

Lumps on both testicles for almost 30 yrs. Could this still be testicular cancer and still be alive? Dumb guy going for first physical in over 20 yrs.

Not to worry: The lumps that you feel are probably part of your normal anatomy. 30 years is long enough to be confident that they are benign. It is great that you are paying attention to your health.

Dr. Michael Ginsburg Dr. Ginsburg
Radiology - Interventional
8 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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How fast can the lump grow from testicular cancer?

How fast can the lump grow from testicular cancer?

Depends: There many types of testicular cancers. The growth rate will depend on the type of tumor and how aggressive it is. Sometimes difficult to predict.

Dr. Paxton Daniel Dr. Daniel
Radiology
35 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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Is the pain caused by testicular cancer constant? Will testicular cancer always present with a lump?

No ; NO: Testicular cancers will present in most of the time as pain less mass with loss of teticular sensation, in rare occasions abdominal metastasis with no palpable mass, awareness and regular physical examination results an early diagnosis that will achieve the best results, including cure.

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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Is lump on a testicle, testicular cancer?

Is lump on a testicle, testicular cancer?

Could be if hard: Especially if non-tender. Fortunately testicular cancer is quite rare at your age, however it can occasionally occur. I have had a couple of boys of your age with testicular cancer. Should consult your Dr or urologist. Simple scrotal exam can provide answer, unless scrotal ultrasound is indicated. Diagnosis most likely an epididymal cyst or some other benign testicular or scrotal lump.

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer Dr. Stringer
Radiology
43 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Hi, is it necessary to have a lump on testis for testicular cancer?

No: Some testicular cancers can diffusely infiltrate the testes without forming a discrete lump. The cancer may then present with generalized swelling. Why are you concerned?

Dr. Michael Ginsburg Dr. Ginsburg
Radiology - Interventional
8 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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Can the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size?

Can the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size?

Yes!: It can definitely grow and the growth is very concerning. If testicular lump is detected and especially if its growing, immediate medical attention is crucial. Early detection of testicular cancer is important as in early stage testicular is a curable disease. If scrotal lump arises from testicle, further evaluation with ultrasound is performed.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Can the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size? How fast does it grow?

Yes: The cancer begins as a lump. Its growth rate is variable depending on the cancer type. If you get a cure with radiation or chemotherapy, there may be a scar where the cancer was or where is spread; it shouldn't grow.

Dr. Rifat Naghmi Dr. Naghmi
Internal Medicine
42 years in practice
Bhopal University, Gandhi Medical College
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It seems most sites say testicular cancer presents as either a lump or swelling. Is this the case? Do you always have one of those symptoms?

It seems most sites say testicular cancer presents as either a lump or swelling. Is this the case? Do you always have one of those symptoms?

Testicular cancer: Yes, a painless testicular lump or nodule is the most important clinical presentation of a testicular tumor.

Dr. Laurie Harrell Dr. Harrell
Radiation Oncology
26 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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Is a soft lump in a testicle a cause of testicular cancer?

Is a soft lump in a testicle a cause of testicular cancer?

Need evaluation: All "lumps" in the testicle need evaluation. Please see your family doctor as a start.

Dr. Andrew Turrisi Dr. Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
43 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Does neovascularity mean that a testicular lump is testicular cancer?

Does neovascularity mean that a testicular lump is testicular cancer?

The term means: "new blood vessels". Not sure if this is read from an u/s report, but to answer you question, only a biopsy provides the critical tissue to determine if cancer or not, and if cancer what kind. If the testis is enlarged and this report, i'd get an alph-feto protein and HCG blood test on the way to the or.

Dr. Simon Kimm
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