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How Can You Tell The Difference Between Testicular Cancer And Just Epyditimitis
Pain, tenderness.: Usually, epididymitis is painful while testicular cancer presents classically with a painless mass. Fever, tenderness and swelling can also be present. The major cause in heterosexual men < 35 years old is chlamidya trachomatis, accounting for 70% of cases. A course of appropriate antibiotics clears it up. Testicular cancer can be worked up by taking AFB and b-hcg levels, chest x-ray, and ct. ...Read more
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
How does a gp tell the difference between testicular cancer and spermaticole? Is it esay to tell the difference?
US/ exam/blood: Ultrasound and exam are first. Include special blood tests. If anything suspicious, refer to urologist for exam and possible biopsy or orchiectomy (removal of testicle). ...Read more
Please help! I want to know the difference between testicular cancer lumps and epidermal cysts lumps. What's the color, size and location?
Go see a doctor if y: If you have any testicular swelling, you need to go see a doctor, preferably a urologist. You, yourself will not be bale to tell the difference between the above conditions. ...Read more
In testicular cancer, how often is there not a palpable mass ON the testicle and the cancer is INSIDE the testicle. Difference between ON and IN common?
Not meaningful diff.: This may be a semantic distinction more than a biological one. The cancer arises within the testicle, but may extend to the surface of that organ and bulge away from its surface. Thus, the tumor may FEEL to be on the testicle even though it has arisen from within it. Not all testicular cancer extends to the surface of the testicle. Palpation is clearly inferior to ultrasound examination here. ...Read more
Doctors, what is the difference between advanced testicular cancer and another advance cancer such as advanced lung cancer?
More curable: Advanced testicular cancer spreads to nodal area. In most instances the primmary is resectable and nodes can most oftern be removed. These tumors are sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy with a high cure rate. Lung cancer when advanced is most often not resectable and invades major pulmonary vessels into pericardium. Effective radiation hard to deliver and chemo limited. ...Read more
Malignant vs benign:
Epidermal cysts are benign and can be left alone. Testicular cancer can kill if not treated and is one of the cancers for which available treatments are effective. See this site for info on testicular cancer.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/basics/definition/con-20043068. ...Read more
No necessarily: A testicular tumor may be too small to cause a lump but still spread widely. A physical exam may not detect an early testicular cancer. ...Read more
Mass: A lump that seems to be getting bigger. A change in the size of the testicle. A area in the testicle that feels hard or "gritty". A area of the testicle that feels as if there is some missing or soft. ...Read more
Testicular cancer: Physical exam and ultrasound exam of the testis together are the primary tools for identifying testicular cancer. These two tools give enough information to proceed with orchiectomy. Testicular tumors are never biopsied due to propensity to spread a localized tumor prior to surgical removal. ...Read more
Testis cancer: Is usually painless and feels like a hard, non-tender lump. Testis torsion is associated with very severe pain of sudden onset & scrum will be swollen & tender. Torsion can be associated with nausea & vomiting. Scrotal ultrasound will demonstrate a tumor, if present. There will be absent testicular blood flow with torsion. ...Read more
Well, do you?: If not, I would suggest you make sure you have cancer before making plans on how to tell people about it. See a doc to know for sure. If you do have it, it may be of comfort to you and your mother to know that testicular cancer is highly curable, even in advanced stages. ...Read more
Get exam right away: Testis cancer can present with a hard, irregular lump of area that is felt in the testicle. It may also cause a dull aching of the testicle. Torsion, or twisting of the testicle or appendages associated with the testicle usually is associated with severe pain and high riding, raised testicle. Pain that continues for 4 hours without relief needs to be examined emergently! Ultrasound is helpful. ...Read more
Not common.: Other cancers, like renal and prostate are far more common. Its peak age incidence is 20-40. There are 2 subtypes, seminoma and non-seminoma. Seminoma is highly sensitive to radiation therapy. Staging involves serum alphafetoprotein (afp), b-human Chorionic Gonadotropin (b-hcg), chest x-ray, and ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis. There is 95% cure if treated right. ...Read more
In the: Testicle. Lumps outside the testicle are rarely malignant. ...Read more
I have a lump: If you are feeling a lump, you should tell them you feel a lump in your scrotum. You should see your doctor who may send you to a urologist. Tests such as a scrotal sonogram will likely be ordered. There are cysts and other issues (hydrocele, varicocele, feeling the epididymis) that can occur in the scrotum so it does not definitely mean cancer when you are feeling a lump. ...Read more
How to tell if this 'mass' in my right testicle is something normal or is it something like testicular cancer?
Get seen: A mass in your testis is cancer until proved otherwise -- even if you bruised it a while back. Neglect a testicular cancer and it will kill you. Catch it early and you'll get your life back. Don't wait, to be brave act brave, and make that phone call to your physician. ...Read more
Here are some: Brain tumors, benign or malignant, can present as headache, visual disturbance, balance problems, or gait disturbances, such as foot drop. Testicular cancer is usually found as a firm, painless nodule in the testicle. I recommend my male patients check themselves monthly, just as women do breast exams. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you tell me about bep chemo for testicular cancer and experienced post-therapy brain damage or memory loss?
It's common.: It's common for approximately 30% of patients to experience Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment, in which they experience impaired attention, memory and reasoning abilities. Recovery varies depending on individual characteristics such as age and other medical conditions. You should consult with your physician to rule out other causes and get a neuropsychological evaluation. ...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 more
Just so I know to watch out for it. Are there any signs besides testicular lumps for testicular cancer?
Lumps most common: Pain is usually not present, so lumps are the most common symptom. ...Read more
Hi I have been diagnosed with bilateral microlithiasis and I'm just wondering is there a high possibility of developing testicular cancer?
I know someone who just died of testicular cancer at 27. I thought testicular cancer had an extremely high cure rate? Is this rare to die from this?
Stage at diagnosis: How far the cancer has spread at the time it’s diagnosed can affect your chances of long-term survival. But in general, the outlook for most testicular cancers is very good, and most of these cancers can be cured, even if they have spread. Unfortunately, A small percentage of patients still do die of the disease ...Read more
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