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What kind of doctor should you see if you have testicular cancer?

What kind of doctor should you see 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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Does discoloration of your testicles mean you have testicular cancer?

Does discoloration of your testicles mean you have testicular cancer?

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

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Testicular cancer symtoms?

Testicular cancer symtoms?

Testicular cancer: Swelling, lump or pain are usually symptoms of testicular cancer. ...Read more

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 what is testicular cancer?

 what is testicular cancer?

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 more

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What causes testicular cancer?

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 more

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What is testicular cancer like?

Vague question: Please see this site for general information on testicular cancer.http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/testicular-cancer/ds00046. ...Read more

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How common is testicular cancer?

~8,500 cases/yr: It is estimated that in the United States this year that there will be approximately 8, 500 new cases of testicular cancer. It is the most common solid malignancy in males between 15-35 yo. ...Read more

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What are signs of testicular cancer?

What are signs of testicular cancer?

Variable: Testicular mass is the most obvious. Groin and flank pain can occur as well. But this can be a silent disease so if you have any concern, see your doctor! ...Read more

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What does testicular cancer feel like?

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 more

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Dr. Simon Kimm
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Testicular Cancer (Definition)

Testicular cancer is a cancer of the testicle and may be either seminomatous ...Read more