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Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
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Is a testicular cancer lump hard or soft? Is a spermatocyte hard or soft? Is testicular cyst hard or soft? Is testicular cancer lump on or near testi

Is a testicular cancer lump hard or soft? Is a spermatocyte hard or soft? Is testicular cyst  hard or soft? Is testicular cancer lump on or near testi

It varies: Testicular or scrotal lumps, whether they are benign like cysts, or cancer, can be hard or soft. If you feel something, it is important that you go to your doctor and get an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is the pain caused by testicular cancer constant? Will testicular cancer always present with a lump?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
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How fast can the lump grow from testicular cancer?

How fast can the lump grow from testicular cancer?

Depends: There many types of testicular cancers. The growth rate will depend on the type of tumor and how aggressive it is. Sometimes difficult to predict. ...Read more

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Can the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size? How fast does it grow?

Yes: The cancer begins as a lump. Its growth rate is variable depending on the cancer type. If you get a cure with radiation or chemotherapy, there may be a scar where the cancer was or where is spread; it shouldn't grow. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
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Can the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size?

Can the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size?

Yes!: It can definitely grow and the growth is very concerning. If testicular lump is detected and especially if its growing, immediate medical attention is crucial. Early detection of testicular cancer is important as in early stage testicular is a curable disease. If scrotal lump arises from testicle, further evaluation with ultrasound is performed. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Is a small hard lump in a testicle usually testicular cancer? Some people said to me that other causes for lumps - besides cancer- are frequently soft

Is a small hard lump in a testicle usually testicular cancer? Some people said to me that other causes for lumps - besides cancer- are frequently soft

Merits evaluation.: A visit to a urologist would enable a proper assessment and determination of appropriate therapy. Not all hard lumps are cancers. ...Read more

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Is lump on a testicle, testicular cancer?

Is lump on a testicle, testicular cancer?

Could be if hard: Especially if non-tender. Fortunately testicular cancer is quite rare at your age, however it can occasionally occur. I have had a couple of boys of your age with testicular cancer. Should consult your Dr or urologist. Simple scrotal exam can provide answer, unless scrotal ultrasound is indicated. Diagnosis most likely an epididymal cyst or some other benign testicular or scrotal lump. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Does neovascularity mean that a testicular lump is testicular cancer?

The term means: "new blood vessels". Not sure if this is read from an u/s report, but to answer you question, only a biopsy provides the critical tissue to determine if cancer or not, and if cancer what kind. If the testis is enlarged and this report, i'd get an alph-feto protein and HCG blood test on the way to the or. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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Hi, is it necessary to have a lump on testis for testicular cancer?

No: Some testicular cancers can diffusely infiltrate the testes without forming a discrete lump. The cancer may then present with generalized swelling. Why are you concerned? ...Read more

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