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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

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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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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 then are people who lost both testicles at same risk? Please explain.

If Azoospermic men are more likely to get cancer then 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

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