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How long does it take for testicular cancer to spread? Whre to?

How long does it take for testicular cancer to spread? Whre to?

To abdomen: It is not unusual patient presenting with abdominal ( peri aortic lymph nodes) metastasis. Excellent treatments are available to achieve almost near cure rates . Must see your doctor for any swelling of testis, early diagnosis is important for cure. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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How long does it take for testicular cancer to spred to the abdomen and brain? Is spreading to the brain common?

Depends on the type: Testicular cancer is usually confined to the testicle, but spread to other organs, metastases, do occur. The type of primary testicular tumor and it's pathologic features determine both the chances of metastasis and if so, where. In particular, choriocarcinoma, a very rare type of testicular cancer, has been associated with brain metastases. Thankfully, brain mets are very rare. ...Read more

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When will u start showing up symptoms of testicular cancer, stage 1, 2 or 3?.. What kind of symptoms will u experience, what would it feel like, how long does it take for it progress

May be vague: A testicular mass is usually palpable eventually though the cancer may have spread first. Just feeling ill, weight loss, a sense of heaviness, cough if it's gotten to the lungs, perhaps swollen feet if it's gotten to the retroperitoneum. The testicular cancers of young men are usually curable nowadays. Good luck. ...Read more

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How quickly does testicular cancer spread?

Depends on cell type: Most testicular cancers grow fairly fast, and many of them have already spread even when diagosed early and primary tumor is small. Mature teratomas of testis tend to grow slowly and seldom spread. Other end of spectrum is the so called choriocarcinoma which is extremely malignant, & grows & spreads very fast. Both are uncommon. However never delay when a testicular lump is found. ...Read more

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How quickly does testicular cancer spreads?

How quickly does testicular cancer spreads?

Relatively quickly.: Unfortunately, testicular cancer generally tends to grow rapidly relative to other cancers. It then tends to spread, in a fairly predictable pattern, to the lymph nodes behind the abdominal cavity, then potentially to other organs. This makes prompt diagnosis and treatment very important. If you feel a mass in the testicle, don't delay evaluation and see your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How long can you live with testicular cancer without knowing?

How long can you live with testicular cancer without knowing?

Even years: Most cancers, apart from field change cancers, tend to start from a single cell which multiplies by division. Some divide very slowly. A small cancer within testicle can take a long time before it is detected. Not all testicular tumors present as a hard lump which is esay to detect. (field change tumors occur in lining of urinary tract, especially bladder, or lung after exposure to carcinogens). ...Read more

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Which steps do you take after being diagnosed with testicular cancer?

You get treated!: You get evaluated for the extent of the disease. Usually, there will be ct scans of the abdomen and chest to look for evidence of spread. The diseased testicle will be surgically removed. You will usually be put on chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Prognosis is usually good. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any ideas on where can testicular cancer spread to?

Follows lymphatics: The first site of metastases is usually the retroperitoneal lymph nodes. The second is often the lungs. ...Read more

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