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Do you normally have lower energy levels after testicular cancer?

Do you normally have lower energy levels after testicular cancer?

Yes: It's common to have low energy with any cancer, especially after treatment. Men with testicular cancer usually have one or both testicles removed, which can lower testosterone levels, causing low energy. Other causes can include anemia, depression, and low thryoid hormone. Low energy should gradually improve over time after treatment is finished. ...Read more

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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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Is lower back pain a symptom of testicular cancer?

Possibly: Low back pain might be caused by testicular cancer in abdominal or pelvic lymph nodes, pelvic or lower abdomen back muscles, low lumbar vertebrae or if it were pushing on the nerves exiting the spine in the low back. The best was to evaluate this would be imaging of the low back, abdomen and pelvis with either ct scan or MRI scan or both. ...Read more

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Are lower back pain and testicular cancer related?

Are lower back pain and testicular cancer related?

Usually not: Testcular cancer may spread to the lymph nodes of the back but this is seldom painful. It seldom metastasizes to the bone. Your question is important and should be moot -- if there's a testicular mass it needs to be investigated, if a person has been treated for testicular cancer, low back pain isn't the normal way a recurrence presents. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Swelling on the lower scrotum - testicular cancer or std? How can you tell?

Swelling on the lower scrotum - testicular cancer or std?  How can you tell?

Scrotal swelling can: Be internal, from hernia, to lipomas of cord, varicocoels, cycsts of testes and epidydimus, or external, skin infections more commonly in diabetics. Std's, herpes, condyloma or not very common. ...Read more

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How quickly does testicular cancer spread?

Depends on cell type: Most testicular cancers grow fairly fast, and many of them have already spread even when diagosed early and primary tumor is small. Mature teratomas of testis tend to grow slowly and seldom spread. Other end of spectrum is the so called choriocarcinoma which is extremely malignant, & grows & spreads very fast. Both are uncommon. However never delay when a testicular lump is found. ...Read more

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How can I get tested for testicular cancer?

How can I get tested for testicular cancer?

2 examinations : 1- physical examination to look for masses or lumps.second is ultrasound. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for testicular cancer?

How do you get tested for testicular cancer?

Physical & lab tests: A physical examination for testicular mass should be the first step. Some testicular cancers may be tested for by examining blood levels of afp, and hcg. ...Read more

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Where can I get testicular cancer test annually?

Where can I get testicular cancer test annually?

Your doctor: Annual tests for testicular cancer are not recommended routinely. You should discuss your concern with your doctor to see if more than physical examination is needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about testicular cancer?

I can : ..Tell you a lot but not in 400 characters. You will be best served bu checking the website for the national cancer institute (cancer.Gov). It has good info regarding all kinds of cancers. ...Read more

Dr. Simon Kimm
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Testicular Cancer (Definition)

Testicular cancer is a cancer of the testicle and may be either seminomatous ...Read more