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Signs Of Testis Cancer
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
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
What to do in nonseminoma testis cancer with multiple enlage paln after orcheoctomy done.What's are the survival chance?
Nonseminoma: Any other organ involvement besides the lymph nodes? What is the stage your doctor was telling you? Treatment would depend on the stage and the cancer markers. A radical pelvic lymph nodes dissection plus minus chemotherapy after surgery would be something to be done. Survival chance will depend on the stage. But it is usually better than other type of solid cancer. Discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more
Ultrascan for testis cancer 18 months ago. Showed nothing. Sometimes worry it was wrong. But would I even be alive after almost 2 years, if it's TC?
Here are some ...: I assumed you had one of your testes was removed for testicular cancer & has been under follow-up (F/U) for almost 2 yrs. If so, congratulate for having done well thus far. Clinically, the key things to do for F/U are testicular self-examination (TSE) like breast self-exam for women plus periodic HCG & fetoprotein tests. Another thing for comfort is the outcome of caring TC has been one of medical ...Read more
My 7 year old son has been operated last year for undescendent testis his rt. testis is large in comparision to left is he has cancer of testis?
My cousin was diagnose with testis cancer this year his doc said he is fine now how long can he live after cure of cancer?
Testicular cancer: Many are curable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Myuncle is 50 old... By birth, he has only one testis. He is fearing of cancer in later stages. Is iit serious and what should be done?
Undescended testis: If a 50-year old has only one palpable testis from birth, the risk of developing testis cancer at that age is quite small. Testicular seldom occurs after 40 years of age, even if one has an undescended testis. An imaging search for a testis remnant in the abdomen is generally not warranted at this age. If the tesis is palpable outside the abdomen but not in the scrotum, he should see urologist. ...Read more
How many yrs can you live if your testis cancer is dignose and cure at early stage without need of surgery but with drug and chemotherapy?
Expect normal life: Hey big fellow -- Congratulations on successful treatment of testicular carcinoma, and keeping the testis. I trust your physicians practiced evidence-based medicine and that you've been tumor-free for the two years that usually means cure with testicular CA. I'm also sorry they didn't tell you to expect a normal, full-length life as are the odds for any other guy. Work hard to be happy. ...Read more
2 months ago I felt a small bump on my testicle and was told it could be the appendix of the testis. It hasn't grown since. Does that rule out cancer?
See a doctor: You should have a direct exam with a doctor to assess the bump. ...Read more
No: I'm sorry there are people in the world who would tell you something like this. You should be able to enjoy your body and you're emerging manhood without people trying to manipulate you through fear. Think about the girl you'll marry, and vary your technique to be prepared for different possible partners. Cherish the time and who you are. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hi my right testis is 43x25x31mm and left testis is 43x22x31mm and right epididymal head is 20x8mm and left epididymal head is8x7mm is it cancer.?
Can be many things.: Your testes seem comparable in size, and unless you felt any mass/masses in them, I would not worry about cancer. Your epididymal head is apparently larger on right, but if you had pain and tenderness on that side and fever with it, it would seem to be epididymiitis from an infection. If not, you still might not have cancer as fluid can cause swelling here too. See your dr. For a full work-up. ...Read more
In a 39-year old, How will a doctor know whether bilateral hydrocele and bilateral cystic structures in the testis is a result of cancer?
Is there any chance to me to have a cancer or something in my intestine/colon? I previously have a testis tumor and already removed my left testis.
MD: You are quite young and contrary to testicular cancer, colon cancer is not common in your age group. That said, it is not impossible so if you have GI symptoms, visit your doc and see if he/she recommends a colonoscopy. If you have an oncologist, make sure he/she knows about this too. Best to you. ...Read more
I had an undescended testis removed at 3. I'm 18 andhave a lump on my testicle. Am I at increased risk for cancer and what will happen if cancerous?
Get seen now: Don't even wonder about percentage odds. If you have a testicular mass, get it seen by a competent physician now, just as you'd leave a room if you thought it might be on fire. Miss it and you'll die. Get it taken care of early and you'll probably live. Do this for the sake of those who love you, not just yourself. ...Read more
Does testicle cancer ever come without lumps? I was checked down there by a doctor and he doubts the pain in the testis is from cancer becaus no lumps
Doc removed the left testis of my brother during hernia operation after finding out that he had cancer though in very early stage. Can he reproduce?
Yes: Assuming his right testicle is healthy. He should have tests on his ejaculate to confirm healthy sperm. He should also consider banking his sperm in case his right testicle is damaged or requires surgical removal in the future. Most important part is that surgeon was smart enough to recognize and definitively remove cancer at early stage, so he was cured. ...Read more
My boyfriend's both testis r mising n the doctor tels him it wil change into cancer n his life wil shorten everytime he has sex n he is not fertile am?
Treatable problem: Undescended testis sis a condition where the teslicle/s may be located in the abdomen instead of being in the scrotum. A good surgeon can locate them and bring them down and possibly improve fertility and also avoid the small risk of testicular cancer. Having sex does not increase the risk of developing Cancer. ...Read more
I have tubular ectasia, tiny calcification,mild hydrocele on rt testis and bilateral epididymal cysts as us report.had penile cancer 4 yr ago. Help?
Best thing is ...: The Best thing is leave then alone and do nothing with these findings as long as being mentally and physically acceptable and bearable since the reported findings are common with little clinical significance. So, just watch and see. More? Ask your urologist, or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. Best... ...Read more
I have a painful lump in the right-hand side of my scrotum for 4 days. It is near one of my testicles. Is this a sign of testicular cancer?
Possibly: A minority of testicular cancer patients present with acutely painful scrotal masses, but the symptoms you are describing warrant further investigation. Your doctor should perform a physical examination. Depending on his findings, he may want to order an ultrasound or some other tests. ...Read more
Usually not.: Although a pelvic or abdominal tumor can lead to an increase in pelvic veins seen on the skin, there are more frequent causes such as malfunctioning (refluxing) valves in the saphenous system or even in the ovarian veins (pelvic congestion syndrome). A ct of the abdomen and pelvis as well as a leg venous ultrasound will help to make the diagnosis. See a vein specialist. ...Read more
No: Ten percent of males diagnosed with testicular cancer give a history of recent trauma to the testicle. It is not thought that the trauma causes the cancer, but rather that it brings an existing tumor to the attention of the patient and physician. ...Read more
Consistency: Testicles should be uniformly smooth and somewhat firm. If there are any bumps or hard spots or if the entire testicle feels differently than the other side, see a healthcare provider. ...Read more
If I had to get my testicles removed because of cancer. Is there any way for me to still have kids?
With banked sperm.: Sperm banking is an important part of any discussion for those undergoing treatment for testicular cancer. Most cancers involve one testicle only, but those with testicular cancer appear to have abnormalities with their sperm in the unaffected testis. Removal of both testicles, chemotherapy, or retroperitoneal surgery for more advanced testis cancer can render the patient infertile. ...Read more
If you have both testicles removed are you more likely to developed cancer? (Not removed due to cancer)
My brother has a growth next to his left testicle what could it be? Cancer? It's the size of his other two testicles
If there is a: Scrotal mass equal to the size of a testis, he needs to see a urologist, likely have an u/s to determine cystic/solid nature. It could be a hydrocoel, varicocoel, or a tumor. The next step is to see someone in person. These are all fixable/curable. ...Read more
The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more