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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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Is there any health relates risks if you ignore your variococele? Also does varicocele and testicular cancer have the same symptoms. Thank you :)

Is there any health relates risks if you ignore your variococele? Also does varicocele and testicular cancer have the same symptoms. Thank you :)

Sperm production: Varicocele may raise the temperature of the scrotum and affect sperm production. Sperm production requires lower temperature than usual body temperature. Testicular cancer does not have any specific symptoms other than a lump in the scrotum. It would be prudent to consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible that men get testicular cancer for not ejaculating enough?

Is it possible that men get testicular cancer for not ejaculating enough?

No: Sperms are made in your testes, but are stored with fluid further on down the line. The fluid comes from prostate and seminal vesicles. Frequency of ejaculation does not seem to be a risk for prostate cancer, though historically men who have had conflicts over this side of their life and tried not to ejaculate under any circumstances have developed precocious prostate hyperplasia. ...Read more

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I see that young men can't get testicular cancer still unsure. Can young men at the age of 20 get testicular tumors/cancer?

I see that young men can't get testicular cancer still unsure. Can young men at the age of 20 get testicular tumors/cancer?

Men from: Puberty through mid 30's are at peak age of testis cancer...Sayikng that, any age can get testis cancer and lumps and changes warrant exams. Disease is highly curable, and the earlier one detects, the less treatment. However, even disease spread to lungs and brain can be cured. ...Read more

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Is testicular cancer a random thing or more an overall effect of a life style? I was physically active man an still got it. Any advice how to avoid it

Is testicular cancer a random thing or more an overall effect of a life style? I was physically active man an still got it. Any advice how to avoid it

Totally random: Apart from a couple of curious genetic diseases and the increased risk in an undescended testis, testicular cancer strikes young men totally at random. Exercise really doesn't protect against any cancer, and in fact one retrospective study suggested an increased risk -- men who'd lost a testis exaggerated their past athletic accomplishments. ...Read more

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Could men still have children after they have had testicular cancer?

Could men still have children after they have had testicular cancer?

Yes: Possible if they have one testicle still left over, but chance goes down again if they had chemotherapy also. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could men still have children after they have had testicular cancer?

Please tell me, could men still have children after they have had testicular cancer?

Absolutely: Losing one testis won't impact fertility except in the uncommon situation that it triggers an autoimmune response. Usually a guy will bank his sperms (as lance armstrong did) before going in for surgery that might lead to the loss of even one. ...Read more

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Are clinical trials (research studies) available for men with testicular cancer?

Yes: Go to the nci website to see a full list of trials available across the U.S. There are many more in europe and other countries as well. ...Read more

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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...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