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How Do You Know If You Have Testicular Cancer
A few: First, an urologist will evaluate and remove the affected testicle. Then, you would see a medical oncologist and maybe also a radiation oncologist (depending on the kind) to get additional treatment if necessary or at least to get follow up. This is a very curable disease even if advanced. Be safe and happy holidays. ...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
Exam, lab: Exam, lab and ultrasound. Hope this helps. ...Read more
X-ray vision?: You can't see your testicles without actually opening the scrotum, so i assume that the scrotum is what you're referring to. The scrotum can change in appearance depending on many things, the most common of which is temperature. Infection of the skin, such as cellulitis can also cause a change in color. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Testicular cancer: Testicular cancer is a range of diseases consisting of germ cell tumors (develop into sperm) and non-germ cell tumors (the cells support germ cells). They are most common in the early 20s to mid-30s and are usually discovered as a painless lump in the testis (just one side). Any new lump in the testicle should be evaulated by a doctor. Seminoma, most common, is quite curable. ...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
A lump: Usually rough-surfaced, seldom very painful, sometimes just an enlarges testis if the cancer is inside. Check yourself when you feel like it, and at least once a month with some serious-minded attention to what's there. If you haven't yet discovered your epididymis, you will and it's not cancer. Any new mass should get seen by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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