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Testicular cancer from cycling or testosterone use?

Testicular cancer from cycling or testosterone use?

No and No: There is no evidence that cycling is a cause of testicular cancer. As this is a cancer most common in young men it may seem like there is a correlation, but no, cycling does not increase the risk of cancer. Testosterone use will make ones own testicles less active, which may be important, but it does not cause testicular cancer. In certain settings it may be linked to prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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How common is testicular cancer?

~8,500 cases/yr: It is estimated that in the United States this year that there will be approximately 8, 500 new cases of testicular cancer. It is the most common solid malignancy in males between 15-35 yo. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of testicular cancer bad?

No: I think you are asking whether the presenting symptoms of testicular cancer are bad (ie painful?). Most men who present with testicular cancer present with a nodule or painless swelling of one testicle. About a third complain of a dull ache or heavy sensation in the scotal region. About 10% present with acute pain. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have testicular cancer?

How do I know if I have testicular cancer?

Check yourself first: If you are a male between 15- 40 you should always check yourself at least once a month for new hard lumps in your scrotum and attached to your testes. If you feel something unusual go see your doctor to check for sure. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have testicular cancer?

How do I know if I have testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer: The only way to know for sure is to see you doc ASAP. Please do so. This type of cancer often shows up in young adult males in their late 20s-early 30s. Your doc will examine you and let you know. There are many other much more likely possibilities for symptoms you may be having. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have testicular cancer?

See your: Primary care doctor who will exam you. They may order a testicular ultrasound if there is suspicion for a mass. Also, do a self exam and feel for any lumps. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have testicular cancer?

Doctor!: The only way to know for sure is to see a doctor and perhaps get an ultrasound as well! assuming those are negative, monthly self exam would be recommended. ...Read more

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What to do if I have testicular cancer please help?

What to do if I have testicular cancer please help?

See doctor(s).: Many cases of testicular cancer can be treated and cured. First, establish the diagnosis with a doctor who specializes in testicular diseases (such as a urologist). After diagnosis confirmed (biopsy or surgery), then a multimodality treatment approach (surgery/chemotherapy/radiotherapy/nutrition/mental health) is common. Md anderson cancer center in houston is a great place, seeing you from tx. ...Read more

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What is the chance of testicular cancer re-occurring?

What is the chance of testicular cancer re-occurring?

Depends: There are different types of testicular cancer (seminoma being the most curable.) depending on the type of testicular cancer and the stage of the cancer the recurrence rates after treatment will vary. The treatments themselves vary based on these factors, as well. Learn more about this here: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/testicular-cancer/treatment. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Alvin Lin
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Testosterone (Definition)

Testosterone is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of ...Read more