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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 do I know that it is a hydrocele and not testicular cancer?

How do I know that it is a hydrocele and not testicular cancer?

Get ultrasound: No reason there can't be both. Hydrocele can make diagnosis by exam difficult. Ultrasound has minimal risk. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between testicular cancer and hydrocele?

How can I distinguish between testicular cancer and hydrocele?

Scrotal ultrasound: Will provide the answer. Unless hydrocele is soft enough for you to palpate an otherwise normal testicle. Your primary care Dr. Can order it for you, or visit a urologist who performs office ultrasound examinations ...Read more

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Had testicular cancer in left testicular. & testicular removed. Yesterday diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. Will it become a testicular cancer?

Had testicular cancer in left testicular. & testicular removed. Yesterday diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. Will it become a testicular cancer?

Different entities: I'm glad the original testicular cancer is history. If you've had a good imaging study and there's no testicular cancer on the right, I would not worry about the hydrocele -- these are extremely common. You're correct to believe that a second primary in the opposite testis is somewhat more common than random chance. Ask your physician about banking sperms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ultrasound diagnosed with hydrocele 8 months ago nowhas become testicular cancer. What can I expect?

Your doctor can guid: Testicular cancer is initially treated with surgery. Chemotherapy may be added if there is any indication of spread into the abdomen which is where these tumors can initially go. Chemotherapy is highly effective and curative in over 90% of the cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mild right varicocoele, minimal left hydrocoele, tiny cyst in the right epididymis found in u/s. Hypochondriac of testicular cancer. What should I do?

Mild right varicocoele, minimal left hydrocoele, tiny cyst in the right epididymis found in u/s. Hypochondriac of testicular cancer. What should I do?

Lets treat Hypochond: You have to trust your test results and your treating doctor. If you do not, then we need to treat your hypochondriasis. Testicular cancer is not a subtle condition. It will produce a growth in the testicle which you can feel with your hands (bigger than the other testicle) and ultrasound will show it up easily. So just relax, think of better things to do than worry (you should wait to worry!). ...Read more

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Had left testicular removal in 2007 due to testicular cancer and now diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. What is the safe effective treatment?

See below: A scrotal ultrasound will confirm a diagnosis of hydrocele. While this can be corrected with a relatively simple outpatient operation, if it is not really hurting or bothering you in any way, I would advise against it. All surgery, no matter how "minor", can have complications, and in your case, this is the only testicle you have left, and is the only thing making testosterone and sperm! ...Read more

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Left testicle has gone completely horizontal post hydrocele surgery, will this put me at an increased risk of testicular cancer?

Left testicle has gone completely horizontal post hydrocele surgery, will this put me at an increased risk of testicular cancer?

Here are some...: Assuming a new positioning of a testicle after an uneventful hydrocelectomy should not pose an increased rick for testicular cancer. In fact, a degree of changing testicular position even in horizontal one is commonly expected; so, do not worry about it. More? Ask your surgeon. ...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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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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What to do if I have testicular cancer?

What to do if I have testicular cancer?

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

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What are the symptoms testicular cancer?

What are the symptoms testicular cancer?

See below: 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

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What are the symptoms of testicular cancer?

Testicular mass: Localized testicular cancer commonly presents as a mass in the testicle or scrotum with or without tenderness. The patient may also have testicular firmness, and scrotal heaviness. Metastatic disease may cause breast development (gynecomastia), gastrointestinal symptoms, or respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have testicular cancer?

Find lump on exam: Before you can know, you are concerned about a lump on testicular self exam. Then you go see your doctor who does a complete physical exam and orders some tests. The confirmed diagnosis comes from the pathologist who makes the call by looking at the stained cells from the lump under a microscope. Those cells come from a biopsy of the lump.? Make an appointment? ...Read more

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Is it common to have testicular cancer at 15?

It is not: Common to get sick at 15, but testis cancer is one of the cancers that does occur in adolescence. ...Read more

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What are the complications involving testicular cancer?

What are the complications involving testicular cancer?

Here are some. ..: In your mind, are the complications pertaining to testicular cancer itself or its surgical care or its radiation or its chemotherapy? Please specify so to answer in the 400-letter space. Thanks. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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What is meant by an 'aggressive' cancer (testicular cancer)?

Severe: Agressive typically refers to a cancer which spreads quickly or is difficult to treat. The symptoms will differ based on where the cancer spreads as well as the treatments given. ...Read more

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What are the chances an 18 y/o male has testicular cancer? What are the synptoms

Usually no symptoms: There are usually no symptoms with testicular cancer. Pain and discomfort may be a presenting symptom. An 18 year old has a higher risk of testicular cancer than older patients. Testicular cancer usually presents between 16 and 35 years of age. Any testicular masses should be immediately evaluated. ...Read more

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How do I check for testicular cancer?

How do I check for testicular cancer?

It's easy: Palpate your testes / "testicles". Get familiar with the contents of your scrotum, finding the epididymis and spermatic cord and the plexus of veins. Any other mass on the testis needs to be checked. Most of us men handle ourselves often enough so that we need not plan special times! That's a good thing. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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Hydrocele (Definition)

A collection of fluid around the testicles, within the scrotum. These fluid collections are contained in a layer of tissue around the testicles, and it is usually ...Read more


Dr. Simon Kimm
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Testicular Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that develops in the testicles, a part of ...Read more