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What are the symptoms of testicle cancer?

What are the symptoms of testicle cancer?

Painless mass.: Testicular cancer usually presents as a painless mass in the scrotum. Because there is often no pain, many unfortunately delay evaluation. As the mass enlarges, there may be discomfort or a sensation of fullness in the scrotum, seen in 30-40%. 10% experience acute pain. If the cancer spreads, symptoms of more advanced disease such as neck mass, back pain, bone pain, or cough may result. ...Read more

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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Does getting hit in the testicles lead to cancer?

Does getting hit in the testicles lead to cancer?

No: Ten percent of males diagnosed with testicular cancer give a history of recent trauma to the testicle. It is not thought that the trauma causes the cancer, but rather that it brings an existing tumor to the attention of the patient and physician. ...Read more

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Do you think that I could get cancer if I eat a cancerous testicle?

Do you think that I could get cancer if I eat a cancerous testicle?

No: "Mountain oysters" are fairly popular in some parts of the usa. Cancer isn't an infection and even if a live animal cancer cell were injected into your bloodstream, your body would just reject it. ...Read more

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If I had to get my testicles removed because of cancer. Is there any way for me to still have kids?

If I had to get my testicles removed because of cancer. Is there any way for me to still have kids?

With banked sperm.: Sperm banking is an important part of any discussion for those undergoing treatment for testicular cancer. Most cancers involve one testicle only, but those with testicular cancer appear to have abnormalities with their sperm in the unaffected testis. Removal of both testicles, chemotherapy, or retroperitoneal surgery for more advanced testis cancer can render the patient infertile. ...Read more

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If you only have one testicle remaining does that make you less likely to get testicular cancer than if you had both?

If you only have one testicle remaining does that make you less likely to get testicular cancer than if you had both?

Yes: Each testicle's risk of developing cancer is independent of the other so you're 50% less likely compared to having both although this assumes that you didn't lose 1st one to cancer. ...Read more

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Can calcification of the testicle lead to cancer? Help please?

Can calcification of the testicle lead to cancer? Help please?

No.: Testicular cancer almost always presents as a lump in the testicle itself, not in the tube-like structures attached to it. ...Read more

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If Azoospermic men are more likely to get cancer than are people who lost both testicles at same risk? Please explain.

If Azoospermic men are more likely to get cancer than are people who lost both testicles at same risk? Please explain.

2.2% risk of cancer: The Stanford study which found increased cancer risk in azoospermic men did not evaluate men who were castrated (is that which you mean by "lost both testicles"?) Of course a man who has no testicles, can not get testicular cancer (unless they were removed FOR testicular cancer). Castrated men have a lower risk of prostate cancer due to lack of testosterone. ...Read more

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I'm a 34-year-old male. Just lost my second testicle to testicular cancer. Now have no testicles. Will I be able to lead a normal life?

I'm a 34-year-old male. Just lost my second testicle to testicular cancer. Now have no testicles. Will I be able to lead a normal life?

"Normal" really does: Not exist. We are all different and respecting and celebrating those differences give life and bring peace. Of course, you will mourn the physical loss you have experienced but you can be perfectly happy as you adjust. A clinical psychologist can help smooth out the adjustment process a bit. Sorry for what you have been through. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a growth on the testicle or anywhere around it. Could I have cancer?

I have a growth on the testicle or anywhere around it. Could I have cancer?

Get it checked: Any hard growth on a testicle is considered cancer until proven otherwise. Scotal ultrasound can usually provide the answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can testicle cancer spread by un protected sex?

Can testicle cancer spread by un protected sex?

No risk: Testicular cancer is not infectious for other persons, by sex or any other kind of contact. Although some genital cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which is sexually transmitted, testicular cancer is not due to HPV or any other known virus. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms for testicle cancer?

Please explain what are some symptoms for testicle cancer?

A mass: Usually it is not painful. Any mass in the testis that you weren't aware of previously needs to be seen by your physician. Late in its course, like any cancer it can do anything. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi I have stoney hard swelling in my right testicle is it cancer...?

Hi I have stoney hard swelling in my right testicle is it cancer...?

Possibly: There are other causes, but "stoney hard" is very worrisome. You need to have an ultrasound exam done. Testicular cancer is not impossible so get it done right away as it is a very treatable and often curable form of cancer. ...Read more

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Can a hardened testicle and lump mean cancer?

Can a hardened testicle and lump mean cancer?

Possibly: Please get it checked out by a urologist asap. Fortunately there is virtually a 100% cure rate when a testis tumor is found early. Good luck. ...Read more

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What percentage of solid testicle lumps are cancer?

What percentage of solid testicle lumps are cancer?

Varies: Some men who start checking discover their epididymis or appendix of the testis and mistake it for a possible cancer -- it's good they're checking. The percentage of testicular solid masses not related to trauma that are malignant is quite high, and for each individual mass, it's either 0% or 100%. Best have any new mass examined. ...Read more

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Does teasing and denial increase the risk of testicle cancer?

Does teasing and denial increase the risk of testicle cancer?

No: Some couples like this. This actually causes the prostate and seminal vesicles to fill tremendously, giving some men more enjoyment when ejaculation finally takes place. The testes are unaffected. No one's shown any clearly increased risk in prostate cancer from abstinence, though the jury's still out on it being a risk for benign enlargement later. Seminal vesicle cancer almost never happens. ...Read more

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I have lumpy tube near my left testicle! I am 16 is this cancer!?

I have lumpy tube near my left testicle! I am 16 is this cancer!?

See below: This may be an epididymal cyst or spermatocele, which are benign conditions. To be sure, you should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be learned during pathological staging of testicle cancer?

How far it got: This site is good http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/testicular/Patient/page2

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What am I supposed to feel for when I check my testicles for cancer?

What am I supposed to feel for when I check my testicles for cancer?

Consistency: Testicles should be uniformly smooth and somewhat firm. If there are any bumps or hard spots or if the entire testicle feels differently than the other side, see a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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If I have a large lump on my testicle sack, do I definitely have cancer?

Not definitely: Please get it checked out asap. Hopefully just a hydrocecele. ...Read more

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If a dude has cancer in his testicle will he end up with high-pitched voice?

If a dude has cancer in his testicle will he end up with high-pitched voice?

No...but if the dude: Were to lose both testicles for any reason he might maintain a "boy soprano" voice, eunuchs were exactly this. A man with one testicle with cancer and it is removed, stil has another, and if his voice has or had not changed, the other testis makes suffiicent testosterone to provide male characteristics, and if the testosterone level is low, it can be replaced. Still, a real dude. ...Read more

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Is there something physical inside the testicle, before a cancer lump appears?

Is there something physical inside the testicle, before a cancer lump appears?

Yes: The testis is composed of soft tissue that is a sperm factory 24 hrs a day. The sperm migrate along some highly refined tubules and wait for ejucalation to be shot out of the cannon. A lump would be close to this testis tissue and usually not painful. ...Read more

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Does having one testicle or one "good" testicle increase the chances of testicular cancer?

Depends: IF is due to undescended testicle incidence will be slightly higher on the involved side the reason for its removal if it is not fixed in childhood , on normal side incidence will be same as general population. ...Read more

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Could the small lump on the bottom of my left testicle be cancer even though it's not growing?

Could the small lump on the bottom of my left testicle be cancer even though it's not growing?

Yes: It could be.
Get an examination by a doctor and possibly (likely) a scrotal u/s to make sure. ...Read more

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There's a moveable lump under my left testicle I'm afraid is it cancer? I can move it around

There's a moveable lump under my left testicle I'm afraid is it cancer? I can move it around

On skin?: Is the "lump" below your testicle but on the skin? If so, it is probably a sebaceous cyst. Other "lumps"inside the scrotum are usually not below the testis. For your peace of mind have it checked by a doctor. Testicular cancer is not a movable lump below the testis. Relax. Take care. ...Read more

Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more