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Do Tanning Beds Cause Testicular Cancer
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
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
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
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
Would testicular cancer typically (in most cases) cause the testicle to feel larger or cause shrinkage?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I've used an ipad on my lap for over 5 years. Heard that it emits radiation from wi-fi. Can this cause testicular cancer or other problems, radiation?
I do not agree: With those rumors, same thing was said about cellphones and that was discredited ...Read more
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
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
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:
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
Need evaluation: All "lumps" in the testicle need evaluation. Please see your family doctor as a start. ...Read more
It Can: It can. But so can infection or inflammatory processes. Please have a thorough exam from your doctor. ...Read more
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
Does varicocele causes testicle cancer?, and how do I know if it is a varicocele or it is a testicular cancer?
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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