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Characteristics of the seminoma?

Characteristics of the seminoma?

Testicular cancer.: Seminoma is a form of testicular cancer, and is the most common type. Compared to other forms of testicular cancer it has a good prognosis, with cure rates in excess of 90%. 15% of the time, it makes a marker called beta-hcg that can be detected in the blood. It is highly sensitive to chemotherapy and radiation, and can also be cured with surgery. ...Read more

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Seminoma (Definition)

A form of testicular cancer which is made by pathologic evaluation. It responds to removal of ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: seminoma?

What is the definition or description of: seminoma?

Seminoma: A form of testicular cancer which is made by pathologic evaluation. It responds to removal of affected testicle and radiation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have undetected seminoma tc for 2 years? How fast do they grow?

Is it possible to have undetected seminoma tc for 2 years? How fast do they grow?

Growth rate: Seminoma grow at varying rates but the rise in the beta HCG usually corresponds to the growth of the tumor. If b-hcg doubles in 6 months, then the tumor doubles in size. No all seminoma secret b-hcg but it is a simple test on growth other than ct size of any known tumor. ...Read more

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How much faster does non seminoma tc grow than seminoma tc? How much will they untreated grow in a year?

How much faster does non seminoma tc grow than seminoma tc? How much will they untreated grow in a year?

Testicular cancer: Non seminoma tc grows faster than seminoma in most circumstances, there is no way to tell with certainty how fast any of these tumors will grow in a year if left untreated. The real question here is why wait, if you have one, no matter what kind, get treatment asap. ...Read more

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Starting 4 cycles of ep for pure seminoma stage 2, what should I expect as side effects?

Starting 4 cycles of ep for pure seminoma stage 2, what should I expect as side effects?

See answer : The following link is a good explanation of the potential side effects of Etoposide and cisplatin: a commonly used regimen for stage 2 seminoma. Best wishes. http://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancerinformation/cancertreatment/treatmenttypes/chemotherapy/combinationregimen/etoposidecisplatin.aspx. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between azoospermia and seminoma cancer?

Is there any relation between azoospermia and seminoma cancer?

Low sperm counts: Are common in men with testis cancer, seminoma and non-seminoma. Reason is not clear. Some believe there is a developmental issue, undescended testis also at higher risk, others blame anesthetics. Truth be known, we do not know. ...Read more

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What kind of blood test should be done for seminoma and malignancy?

What kind of blood test should be done for seminoma and malignancy?

HCG: This and PLAP (placental alkaline phosphatase) are often elevated in the presence of seminoma, but they are neither sensitive nor specific. There is no good blood test to search for cancer in general -- everything that's been tried ends up generating more morbidity from unnecessary procedures than the few lives saved are probably worth. Routine cancer screening is still the best appraoch. ...Read more

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I am starting chemo for seminoma in stage 2a (non bulky) in 3 days, what should I expect other than hairloss and vomitting?

Depends: I recommend to you review chemo you taking on line, but in general they can cause nausea, vomiting , but good drugs available to prevent and treat if needed, you can feel tired, get poor apetite, diarrea, sore moth, etc etc, poor sleep sometimes. And maybe more depending on specific side effects of each chemo. ...Read more