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Doctor insights on: How To Check For Testical Cancer

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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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When checking for testicular cancer, is it still a concern when there are lumps on the "tubes" leading from testicle to the body?

When checking for testicular cancer, is it still a concern when there are lumps on the "tubes" leading from testicle to the body?

Maybe: It's hard to say without doing an exam. You may be just noticing normal structures, but varicose veins can frequently occur in this region (varicocoeles). This may also need an ultrasound if your doctor thinks it's needed. Btw, kudos on doing self exams! ...Read more

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Cloudy urine, no bacteria, no stones their checking for cysts next week. Pain in one testicle, is it likely I have bladder cancer at 27?

Probably not cancer: You're awfully young and there are other things that cause cloudy urine more often than cancer. I'm sure they've told you this but I can't underemphasize the importance of getting well hydrated. ...Read more

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What are the signs of testical cancer?

What are the signs of testical cancer?

Lump/pain: Testicular cancer is most common in young males, age 20-40, and they often present with testicular pain or a palpable lump. As such, males this age should be doing monthly self exams by feeling the testes. If you are unclear as to how to do this, ask your doctor. The best imaging for the testes is ultrasound, a painless, radiation free modality. ...Read more

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I have a cist on my right testical can it become cancer cancer

I have a cist on my right testical can it become cancer cancer

Testicular Cyst: Testicular cysts are usually benign, and may represent a hydrocoele. At your age, however, testicular cancer is always a slight possibility, so it is wise to follow up with your urologist and find the underlying cause and treat it. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of testical cancer and testical hernia?

What are the symtoms of testical cancer and testical hernia?

Mass in scrotum: Signs of testicular cancer include:

lump or enlargement in a testicle,
feeling of heaviness in the scrotum,
dull ache in the abdomen or groin,
sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum,
pain or discomfort in a testicle or the scrotum,
enlargement or tenderness of the breasts.

Cancer usually affects only one testicle.

See a doc if you have symptoms, especially if they last more than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can men who had cancer in one testicle have kids?

Can men who had cancer in one testicle have kids?

Yes: The remaining testicle can still be functioning. A sperm study can be done to see if there are any issues. The other treatments like radiation and chemotherapy can impact this but may also leave sperm function unaffected. ...Read more

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Do you think that I could get cancer if I eat a cancerous testicle?

No: "mountain oysters" are fairly popular in some parts of the usa. Cancer isn't an infection and even if a live animal cancer cell were injected into your bloodstream, your body would just reject it. ...Read more

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If one testicle is bigger than the other, is it likely to be cancer?

If one testicle is bigger than the other, is it likely to be cancer?

If growing bigger: If one testicle is growing bigger than the other one, after puberty, there could be a tumor in the growing testicle. A doctor's evaluation is needed. A ultrasound scan can be done. If a child developed one small and one bigger testicle, but they stayed the same size after puberty, they are likely ok. However, if the smaller one then grows to match the bigger one, a doctor can check for cancer. ...Read more

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I have a growth on the testicle or anywhere around it. Could I have cancer?

I have a growth on the testicle or anywhere around it. Could I have cancer?

Get it checked: Any hard growth on a testicle is considered cancer until proven otherwise. Scotal ultrasound can usually provide the answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a fluid like ball on my left testical is that cancer?

What to do if I have had a fluid like ball on my left testical is that cancer?

Can't tell: Probably is a hydrocele (just fluid) based on your description but I strongly urge you to see a doctor for this. You need a physical exam and maybe an ultrasound. Best to you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a slight pain in my right testicle for three weeks, could it be cancer?

What to do if I have had a slight pain in my right testicle for three weeks, could it be cancer?

See a doc: Testicular cancer is often painless but there's no way anyone can tell for sure without a physical exam and maybe an ultrasound. Please see your doc right away and best to you. ...Read more

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I have little bumps on the bottom of my left testical and its more sensitive. Could that be cancer?

I have little bumps on the bottom of my left testical and its more sensitive. Could that be cancer?

See answer: Visible, small, whitish-colored bumps on the scrotum (sac), are sebaceous cysts and quite common. Palpable bumps inside the scrotum that are actually on or near the testicle surface could be a variety of things but most often are benign cysts or calcifications and insignificant. Any distinct mass arising from the testicle may be testicular cancer. If any doubt, best to see your md or a urologist. ...Read more

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How can you die of testicle cancer?

Delayed treatment: Testis cancer is one of the most curable of all cancers, even when it is very advanced. The key to cure is early identification, careful assessment of extent, expert co-ordinated care from medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists and a patient who is co-operative and keeps his follow-up appointments and test without fail for years- that is one of the most important things. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of testicle cancer?

What are the symptoms of testicle cancer?

Painless mass.: Testicular cancer usually presents as a painless mass in the scrotum. Because there is often no pain, many unfortunately delay evaluation. As the mass enlarges, there may be discomfort or a sensation of fullness in the scrotum, seen in 30-40%. 10% experience acute pain. If the cancer spreads, symptoms of more advanced disease such as neck mass, back pain, bone pain, or cough may result. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of testicle cancer?

Varies: Usually a mass. Here is a good website:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/testicular-cancer/ds00046/dsection=symptoms

the important thing is to do a monthly self exam! ...Read more

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What can you expect from testicle cancer?

It depends: In general, testicular cancer is a treatable/curable disease. Your expectation should be based on the tumor type and stage of disease. ...Read more

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What happens to untreated testicle cancer?

What happens to untreated testicle cancer?

Progression: Untreated testicular cancer can eventually spread regionally or advance to distant metastasis if not treated appropriately in time. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have testicle cancer?

How can I tell if I have testicle cancer?

By feel: Assuming you don't have an undescended one. Get familiar with the normal contents of your scrotum. An enlarged testis or one with a rough bump should prompt a physician's office visit. Other changes, specifically if your not a new teen and are getting breast tissue, may prompt an ultrasound search. Diagnosis made by biopsy (bx), very treatable if caught in time, 1 works as well as 2. ...Read more

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Can testicle cancer spread by un protected sex?

Can testicle cancer spread by un protected sex?

No risk: Testicular cancer is not infectious for other persons, by sex or any other kind of contact. Although some genital cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which is sexually transmitted, testicular cancer is not due to HPV or any other known virus. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms for testicle cancer?

Please explain what are some symptoms for testicle cancer?

A mass: Usually it is not painful. Any mass in the testis that you weren't aware of previously needs to be seen by your physician. Late in its course, like any cancer it can do anything. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have testicle cancer or something else?

How do I know if I have testicle cancer or something else?

Testicle Cancer?: Men who notice lumps, swelling, or pain in their groin or scrotum may worry they have testicular cancer. Here we describe the symptoms of testicular cancer and some other problems that could cause symptoms in this part of the body. We also include information on how to do a testicular self-exam for men who want to do so.
http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/testicularcancer/do-i-have-testicular-cancer ...Read more

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Hi I have stoney hard swelling in my right testicle is it cancer...?

Hi I have stoney hard swelling in my right testicle is it cancer...?

Possibly: There are other causes, but "stoney hard" is very worrisome. You need to have an ultrasound exam done. Testicular cancer is not impossible so get it done right away as it is a very treatable and often curable form of cancer. ...Read more

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Do health consequences result from having a cyst on a testicle, besides cancer? If so, what are they?

Do health consequences result from having a cyst on a testicle, besides cancer? If so, what are they?

Most likely benign..: Despite medical advance, most of medical care is still based on indirect evidence resulting from continual collection & analysis of available experience. Within this in mind, a reasonable approach to ascertain what a suspected lesion may be but with no 100% guaranty. Thus far, a testicular cyst could be followed conservatively with periodic palpation, US, & even blood tests for 1-3 yrs; then.... ...Read more