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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

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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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

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?

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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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?

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