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Does Wearing Tight Underwear Cause 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: Hi; 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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