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Testicular cancer symtoms?

Testicular cancer symtoms?

Testicular cancer: Swelling, lump or pain are usually symptoms of testicular cancer. ...Read more

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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Colon cancer chemo necessary?

Colon cancer chemo necessary?

Depends on stage: Chemotherapy is never used for stage 1 cancers (early). It is sometimes used in stage 2 cancers (early but more advanced than stage 1). Chemotherapy is definitely beneficial in stage 3 cancers (locally advanced) and in stage 4 cancers (distant spread). ...Read more

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Prostate cancer treatment?

Prostate cancer treatment?

First question: Is whether treatment is necessary, depends on gleason score and psa. Treatment may not add value to you. Watchful waiting follows your psa #, rate of rise. If your gl >/= 7, psa > 10ng/ml, best option is radiotherapy, +/- anti-hormone. Get a few opinions. Do not act in haste. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about prostate cancer metastasis. Where can prostate cancer spread?

I'm concerned about prostate cancer metastasis. Where can prostate cancer spread?

In theory, prostate cancer cells can spread anywhere in the body: In practice, though, most cases of prostate cancer metastasis occur in the lymph nodes and the bones. Prostate cancer metastasis occurs when cells break away from the tumor in the prostate. The cancer cells can travel through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream to other areas of the body. More commonly prostate cancer metastasis can occur in the: Bones, Lymph nodes, Lungs, Liver, Brain. Rare locations of prostate cancer metastasis include: Adrenal glands, Breasts, Eyes, Kidneys, Muscles, Pancreas, Salivary glands, Spleen. If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer and you're concerned about prostate cancer metastasis, talk with your doctor about your risk of prostate cancer metastasis and your treatment options. ...Read more

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Seminoma tumour - testicular cancer, what to do?

Orchiectomy: Lesion requires resection by orchiectomy with spermatic cord. Prior to this PET/CAT helpful since this tumor spreads quickly to para aortic nodes and may require chemo or RT depending on node size followed by chemotherapy. Cure rate high for this type of germ cell lesion. ...Read more

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Testis cancer causes?

Testis cancer causes?

Dumb luck: A few rare genetic syndromes put you at risk and there's a slight family tendency. A make-no-sense article a few years back blaming exercise probably reflected reporting bias. If you have a cryptorchid testis and it's not been fixed when it should have been, the risk is much higher. White guys are at the greatest risk, no one knows why. ...Read more

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Is metastatic colon cancer curable?

Possible: But less than 20% survive 5 years. Depends on where the metastases are and how numerous and size. Solitary liver mets without evidence elsewhere in the body can be cured with a liver resection. Diffuse mets to numerous body parts rarelyare curable. ...Read more

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Symptoms of prostate cancer metastasis?

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Prostate cancer: The most common metastatic site would be bones-although it also can go to other sites- lymph glands, lung, liver etc.. Symptoms will depend on the location of metastases. Bone pain, fractures would be the symptoms of bony mets. If spread to the adjacent area such as bladder area- blood in urine, lower abdomen pain, prob wi/ urination, obstruction can happen. Weight loss, weakness are common too. ...Read more

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Is stage 3c breast cancer curable?

Is stage 3c breast cancer curable?

Yes: ...In theory, with aggressive multi modality therapy (surgery plus chemo plus radiation +/- hormones +/- herceptin). The risk of relapse is high but you do all you can and hope for the best. If this is about you, fight well and best wishes. ...Read more

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Abdominal carcinamatosis from breast cancer metastasis?

Abdominal carcinamatosis from breast cancer metastasis?

Could Be: You have a known breast ca? Any other mets? Typically, one would expect mets to bone before abdomen. If pathology on both sites is the same then probably mets. If not, possible second primary (like ovary). Good luck. ...Read more

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Hpv in men cause testicular cancer?

Hpv in men cause testicular cancer?

No: Some hpv strains cause cancer of the penis. The main risk factor for testicular cancer is cryptorchidism. ...Read more

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Are breast cancer and colon cancer linked?

Are breast cancer and colon cancer linked?

Not directly usually: There is debate about how closely these 2 cancers are related. Both have hereditary natures and are more common generally in obese patients. Both often begin with more benign precursor lesions like dcis for breast cancer and benign polyps for colon cancer. Both are very common but there is little evidence that having either predisposes to having the other. ...Read more

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How is ovarian cancer different from metastatic ovarian cancer?

How is ovarian cancer different from metastatic ovarian cancer?

Related to spread: Metastatic refers to a cancer that has spread from the original site that it originated from to a more distant site in the body. For example, if a woman had ovarian cancer and it spread to the lungs then this would be consider metastatic disease. ...Read more

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What is metastatic prostate cancer?

What is metastatic prostate cancer?

Metastasis: in general, metastasis refers to a cancer that has gone from the organ of origin to other parts of the body ...Read more

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Treatments for prostate cancer with bone metastasis?

Treatments for prostate cancer with bone metastasis?

Many: The first line of treatment for this is androgen deprivation. In addition, there are medicines which reduce the risk of fractures with Denosumab showing the most efficacy compared to zoledronic acid, however with some risk of significant side effects. For more extensive disease, a newer IV radium therapy has shown improved survival. Localized radiation can be effective for painful foci. ...Read more

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What are advanced testicular cancer and another advance cancer such as advanced lung cancer?

Variable: Obviously different cells and location of origin. Other adjectives are differentiation - wild growth histology. Once advanced stage includes spread-metastasis and locations. Testicular can go through local and systemic spread. Similarly lung can grow and invade locally and spread broadly. ...Read more

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Does breast cancer increase colon cancer risk?

Does breast cancer increase colon cancer risk?

Rarely.: Some hereditary mutations may increase the risk of both breast and colon cancer. Nevertheless, the majority of all breast and colon cancers are not hereditary. ...Read more

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What is testicular cancer like?

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?

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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Could it be testicular cancer or a cyst?

Could it be testicular cancer or a cyst?

Exam: You need a physical examination and maybe an ultrasound to tell. Hope it's nothing but don't put it off. Get seen asap. ...Read more

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Could testicular cancer actually kill you?

Could testicular cancer actually kill you?

Yes: Testicular cancer is very curable, even when advanced but unfortunately some patients will die of it regardless. If this is about you, look at it from the optimistic side: your odds should be quite good. ...Read more

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What do testicular cancer tumors feel like?

What do testicular cancer tumors feel like?

Hard lump: The testicle should feel uniformly firm, like the tip of your nose. Anything in the testicle that feels harder than the surrounding tissue needs to be evaluated. Occasionally a tumor can grow rapidly and men notice the affected testicle is much larger than its partner. Monthly self exam is critical to early detection. ...Read more

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Could laptops be a cause of testicular cancer?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Could laptops be a cause of testicular cancer?

Here are some ...: This is a good Q. Known to us, each life event always represents itself as a process of lifelong making from compiling multiple factors in the past. Electromagnetic energy has some effect to tissue and has existed everywhere we go among modern society and environments; we've nowhere to escape. But, if any, the amount of such inevitable leaking roaming energy is not clinically significant.Best wish ...Read more

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What should my son expect from chemo for testicular cancer?

What should my son expect from chemo for testicular cancer?

Short & long term, : Side effects of chemotherapy depend on the number of cycles he receives (2, 3, or 4) and whether he has bleomycin as part of his regimen (bep vs ep). Possible short term side effects include fatigue, nausea/vomiting, hand tingling, anemia, skin/hair changes. Long term, infertility, cardiovascular disease, lung disease and metabolic syndrome are risks. You should be counseled about sperm banking. ...Read more

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How reliable are testicular ultrasounds for detecting testicular cancer?

How reliable are testicular ultrasounds for detecting testicular cancer?

Testicular US: Physical exam and ultrasound exam of the testis together are the primary tools for identifying testicular cancer. These two tools give enough information to proceed with orchiectomy. Testicular tumors are never biopsied due to propensity to spread a localized tumor prior to surgical removal. ...Read more

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Hpv in men cause testicular cancer?

No: Some hpv strains cause cancer of the penis. The main risk factor for testicular cancer is cryptorchidism. ...Read more

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What blood test detect testicular cancer?

What blood test detect testicular cancer?

Usually an adept: Hand examining the scrotum is the beginning, but you are likely referring to Alpha -feto-protein (embryonal and yolk sac tumors) and HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) choriocarcinoma, germinoma, and teratoma. Seminoma may not produce either, and never afp. These occur in all ages, but especially young men teens and twenties. ...Read more

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Is there a self-test for testicular cancer?

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Is there a self-test for testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer: The self test you are looking for is called a physical exam! basically you must be familiar with your own body in order to notice any changes. Men are really supposed to exam their testicles once a month just as women are asked to exam their breasts once a month. Just pick a day of the month and get it done. If you feel a knot or lump see your doctor. ...Read more

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Would blood tests diagnose testicular cancer?

Would blood tests diagnose testicular cancer?

Some can help..: The diagnosis of testicular cancer requires a tissue biopsy to determine that cancer is present and the specific type. There are some tumor markers for testicular cancer that can be detected in the blood to help determine response to chemotherapy and disease activity. These are not present in all patients with testicular cancer and are not used for the actual diagnosis of the cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Kimm
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Testicular Cancer (Definition)

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