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How Long Does It Take For Testicular Cancer To Spread Whre To
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
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
How long does it take for a blood test results (testing for tumour markers - testicular cancer) to come back?
1 to 5 days: It depends on whether they are processed locally or shipped to a commercial lab. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Follows lymphatics: The first site of metastases is usually the retroperitoneal lymph nodes. The second is often the lungs. ...Read more
I had testicular cancer and given chemotherapy and operated. My one testicular removed. How long will I live with one testicular?
Testes are organs: Of procreation, and you can live without either. Two main functions of testis: 1. Produce sperm to father children; 2. Produce testosterone enhancing male secondary body characteristics and sex drive. Your ability to survive long term is not effected by losing one testis. ...Read more
Very variable: A testis may not be perceptibly enlarged for one to have metastatic testicular cancer. ...Read more
What does tumour markers (for testicular cancer)mean? Does the cancer have to be wide spread before it shows in the blood?
No: There are three different tumor markers that can be elevated in different types of testicular cancer: beta hcg, afp, and ldh. They can be elevated even when the cancer is only in the testicle and hasn't spread anywhere else in the body. On the other hand, it is also possible to have metastases without elevated markers because some types often don't make any marker at all (eg pure seminoma). ...Read more
Is it possible for testicular cancer to have spread after early detection and removal? One month has passed since the tumor was removed.
Yes, see below: Embryonal carcinoma is a rare but aggressive testicular tumor. It may be in the pure form or with mixed germ cell component, including yolk sac tumor when it has elevated AFP level. It can invade the surrounding lining of the testicle, invade the spermatic cord, spread to the regional lymph nodes, spread to other lymph nodes, to the lungs or other organs. ...Read more
Can spread: Can spread to any part of the body including the brain ; need full body scan to eval. ...Read more
I have testicular cancer, which now is just germ cell tumor contained to my lungs. How damaging is smoking to the germ cell tumor? The tumor is 2.5cm then there are 15 tiny ones spread throughout.
Can PPIs cause delayed gastric emptying? I had 4 cycles of BEP chemo for testicular cancer 1yr ago. Could this also cause delayed emptying long term?
PPIs are Harmless: You are worried about a matter which has nothing to do with Chemotherapy or PPIs. If you can just ignore and quit worrying, you will do fine. Gastric emptying is not in our control. It all depends on the type of food you eat. Avoid meals heavy in Fat (fried/greasy foods) and high sugar containing dishes, the food will leave your stomach in 3 hours instead of 6 hours (fatty foods stick around longer) ...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 more
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
~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
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
Get treated,: ...Of course! Patients with testicular cancer have surgery to remove the malignant testicle, sometimes followed by radiation or chemo depending on the kind of cancer and the circumstances. Get a good urologist with expertise in the field, preferably one who works within a multidisciplinary approach. Testicular cancer is very curable, even if advanced. ...Read more
Testicular cancer is not common. The common symptoms are mass in the scrotum, general ache and heaviness in the scrotum, lumps in the groin etc. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/testicular-cancer/ds00046/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more
Dumb luck: Apart from cryptorchidism, which greatly increases the risk, these seem to strike at random. There are two studies you may see that to me reek of bad science. In one, the men who had testicular cancer and wonder why were more willing to confess to having tried cannabis. In the other, men who'd lost a testis exaggerated their past athletic achievements. No, fitness doesn't cause cancer. ...Read more
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