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Does Wearing Tight Underwear Cause Testicular Cancer
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
No: Tight underwear is not known to be a risk factor for testicular cancer. ...Read more
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
I've used an ipad on my lap for over 5 years. Heard that it emits radiation from wi-fi. Can this cause testicular cancer or other problems, radiation?
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
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
I say no: Probably no chemical exposure has been more deeply studied than that of vietnam vets and I could find nothing in the nih database to support this; there was a small increase reported in gulf war vets. Claims that testicular cancer results from too much / too little exercise or cannabis seem soft to me. Unless it's from cryptorchidism, don't look for a cause. ...Read more
No: That's one more scare story by somebody who doesn't understand the difference between the natural radiation that electronic devices and everything else produce, and the ionizing radiation that causes cancer. A bad epidemiologic study can "show" anything based on recall bias. Enjoy today's technology without this fear. ...Read more
Is the pain caused by testicular cancer constant? Will testicular cancer always present with a lump?
No ; NO: Testicular cancers will present in most of the time as pain less mass with loss of teticular sensation, in rare occasions abdominal metastasis with no palpable mass, awareness and regular physical examination results an early diagnosis that will achieve the best results, including cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would testicular cancer typically (in most cases) cause the testicle to feel larger or cause shrinkage?
Need evaluation: All "lumps" in the testicle need evaluation. Please see your family doctor as a start. ...Read more
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