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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can soiled or sweated underwear be cause of testicular cancer?

Can soiled or sweated underwear be cause of testicular cancer?

No: Testicular tumors can be divided into three groups, prepubertal, adolescent, and adult or seminoma. They originate from germ cells at different stages of development. The most common ones arise in postpubertal men and are characterized genetically by having one or more copies of an isochromosome of the short arm of chromosome 12 [i (12p)]. Unrelated to underware. ...Read more

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Hpv in men cause testicular cancer?

Hpv in men cause testicular cancer?

No: Some hpv strains cause cancer of the penis. The main risk factor for testicular cancer is cryptorchidism. ...Read more

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Can testicular cancer cause frequent pain during urination?

Can testicular cancer cause frequent pain during urination?

Not likey.: The most common sign is painless testicular mass. If pain is present, other causes, like epididymitis, and orchitis must be considered. A brief course of antibiotics can be done. ...Read more

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Can laptops/ bluetooth game controllers cause testicular cancer?

Can laptops/ bluetooth game controllers cause testicular cancer?

No: That's one more scare story by somebody who doesn't understand the difference between the natural radiation that electronic devices and everything else produce, and the ionizing radiation that causes cancer. A bad epidemiologic study can "show" anything based on recall bias. Enjoy today's technology without this fear. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Would testicular cancer typically (in most cases) cause the testicle to feel larger or cause shrinkage?

Would testicular cancer typically (in most cases) cause the testicle to feel larger or cause shrinkage?

Presents as a mass: Any new mass on the testis, or enlargement of a testis, is cancer until proved otherwise. If you are at all concerned, get seen now. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are causes/symptoms of testicular cancer?

Need expert help here. What are causes/symptoms of testicular cancer?

A mass: Almost without exception, testicular cancer announces itself as a mass in the testis. Usually it's palpable as a lump on or within the testis; it may be deep and the testis simply larger. ...Read more

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What to do if I was just wondering how testicular cancer is caused, and what are signs of it?

What to do if I was just wondering how testicular cancer is caused, and what are signs of it?

Testicular mass: Usually painless. If this is not a cryptorchid testis and the person is not an intersex, it's basically dumb luck. There was a claim on an old retrospective study that physical fitness contributes to risk, but I believe this simply men exaggerating their achievements after losing a testis. Early puberty and lack of exercise are listed as possible risk factors. ...Read more

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Could laptops be a cause of testicular cancer?

Could laptops be a cause of testicular cancer?

Here are some. ..: This is a good Q. Known to us, each life event always represents itself as a process of lifelong making from compiling multiple factors in the past. Electromagnetic energy has some effect to tissue and has existed everywhere we go among modern society and environments; we've nowhere to escape. But, if any, the amount of such inevitable leaking roaming energy is not clinically significant. Best wish ...Read more

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Could exposure to dioxin cause testicular cancer?

Could exposure to dioxin cause testicular cancer?

I say no: Probably no chemical exposure has been more deeply studied than that of vietnam vets and I could find nothing in the nih database to support this; there was a small increase reported in gulf war vets. Claims that testicular cancer results from too much / too little exercise or cannabis seem soft to me. Unless it's from cryptorchidism, don't look for a cause. ...Read more

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Can too much masterbation cause testicular cancer?

Can too much masterbation cause testicular cancer?

No: I am sorry someone told you this. One of the cults made this up to frighten people. It is just a lie. ...Read more

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Is it possible that warmed car seats can be a cause of testicular cancer?

Is it possible that warmed car seats can be a cause of testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer: A study in 1989 revealed little or no support for the hypothesis that intermittent intrascrotal temperature elevation, to the degree encountered by US men today, plays a role in the etiology of germ cell testicular cancer. Seems unlikely. ...Read more

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Can a mobile cause testicular cancer? Can I get testicular cancer from having my cell phone in my pocket?

No established cause: Here is a good overview on testicular cancer:

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/testicular-cancer. ...Read more

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Pain in perinum on and off for almost 2 years. What could cause this? Worry about prostate/testicular cancer.

Pain in perinum on and off for almost 2 years. What could cause this? Worry about prostate/testicular cancer.

Medical exam?: Have you had a medical exam from your doctor? It is easy to detect Testicular cancer as you would be able to feel a lump/growth or mass in your testicle. Prostate cancer would be very unusual in a 37 year old. But it is easy to detect or rule it out with a very simple blood test called PSA. You should get an examination by your doctor to further investigate the cause of your pain in the perineum ...Read more

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Does wearing tight underwear cause testicular cancer?

No: Wearing tight underwear is not a risk factor for testicular cancer. A pssible risk factor for testicualr cancer is an undescended testicle present at birth but clothing is not a risk factor for the future development of testicle cancer. ...Read more

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Can spermatocele cause pain in the groin? Or is it only testicular cancer?

Can spermatocele cause pain in the groin? Or is it only testicular cancer?

Can cause: Most of the time spermatocele is painless, testicular tumor is also in the initial stages, you must see your doctor early stages testicular tumors are curable. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes testicular cancer?

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. ...Read more

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What are the causes of testicular cancer?

What are the causes of testicular cancer?

Dumb luck: Apart from cryptorchidism, which greatly increases the risk, these seem to strike at random. There are two studies you may see that to me reek of bad science. In one, the men who had testicular cancer and wonder why were more willing to confess to having tried cannabis. In the other, men who'd lost a testis exaggerated their past athletic achievements. No, fitness doesn't cause cancer. ...Read more

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I heard that marjhana causes testicular cancer in young males. Now I worry so much about my relative what can be done?

Marijuana is Safe: Hi;

this myth that you have heard is not true. There is very little science that shows that marijuana is in any way physically harmful.

Now that does not mean that one with an addiction or an addictive personality may have mental health troubles and have unwanted consequences when using this drug. But, from a medical setting mj does not cause testicular cancer. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Why don't doctors know the cause of prostate cancer or testicular cancer?

Why don't doctors know the cause of prostate cancer or testicular cancer?

No specific cause: Cancers arise by dumb luck, genetic mutations that are random. There are no significant exposures for these, unlike lung cancer. ...Read more

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Does testicular cancer cause the lymph nodes in the groin to swell or enlarge?

Does testicular cancer cause the lymph nodes in the groin to swell or enlarge?

It Can: It can. But so can infection or inflammatory processes. Please have a thorough exam from your doctor. ...Read more

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What are other causes of a dull tesicle ache besides testicular cancer and varicocele?

Here are some...: Mos men with testicular cancer or varicocele are symptom-free, but pain in the sac has been construed as pain in the testis and usually caused by infection or inflammation of epididymis resulting from bacterial UTI or STD-related urethritis, by post-injury from trauma or surgery for whatever is, or by the referring pain due ot regional disorders of muscles, joints, or nerves.. .. ...Read more

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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

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

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Could acne be caused by a hormonal imbalance from testicular cancer?

Not likely: If you're worried about cystic acne, see a dermatologist. If your worried that you may have testicular cancer based on an abnormal testis self exam, see a urologist. The two conditions are not related. ...Read more

Tanning (Definition)

Tanning refers to attending exposing oneself to the sun, or a tanning salon, for the purpose of darkening the skin, for cosmetic reasons. Occasionally, tanning is for medical reasons to relieve some symptoms ...Read more


Dr. Simon Kimm
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Testicular Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that develops in the testicles, a part of ...Read more