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Does wearing tight underwear cause testicular cancer?

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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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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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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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...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