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How fast is testicular cancer growth? What is the speed of development for testicular cancer?

How fast is testicular cancer growth? What is the speed of development for testicular cancer?

Depends: Testicular cancers can be slow-growing or rapidly growing. It depends on the tumor grade if it is a high-grade tumor it will divide more quickly than a low-grade tumor high-grade tumors will be more affected by chemotherapy because of this. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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I have a very small lump on my testicle. It has been there for at least month with no growth. Does testicular cancer always increase in size?

I have a very small lump on my testicle. It has been there for at least month with no growth. Does testicular cancer always increase in size?

Most of the time: Go to Urologist now. Testis tumors occur in the 20-40 age group. Most of time 90-95% cure rate if early Rx ...Read more

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Took a growth hormone and my right testicle has been in pain fir 3 months. Could it have grew the symptoms testicular cancer. Thinking it's cancer.

See your doctor: If you took human growth hormone once, I don't see why it would cause testicular pain. However, you should have the pain checked out regardless. It could be orchitis, epididymitis, an std, injury, . Cancer would be down the list a bit, but there are a lot of serious conditions that are possible. ...Read more

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What's the survival rate of advanced testicular cancer?

Good: No matter how far it has gotten when it's caught, a majority of each of the common types of testicular cancer is curable with today's regimens. ...Read more

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What is the cure rate for stage 3 chariocarcinoma testicular cancer?

What is the cure rate for stage 3 chariocarcinoma testicular cancer?

Not good: Unfortunately pure testis choriocarcinoma prognosis is poor, in stage iii lymph nodes of both sides of diaphragm are involveed with out organ involvement, with recent advances in chemotherapy other forms, seminoma and some germ cell tumors has much better prognosis. ...Read more

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I know someone who just died of testicular cancer at 27. I thought testicular cancer had an extremely high cure rate? Is this rare to die from this?

I know someone who just died of testicular cancer at 27. I thought testicular cancer had an extremely high cure rate? Is this rare to die from this?

Stage at diagnosis: How far the cancer has spread at the time it’s diagnosed can affect your chances of long-term survival. But in general, the outlook for most testicular cancers is very good, and most of these cancers can be cured, even if they have spread. Unfortunately, A small percentage of patients still do die of the disease ...Read more

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Testicular cancer symtoms?

Testicular cancer symtoms?

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

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 what is testicular cancer?

 what is testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer: Testicular cancer is a range of diseases consisting of germ cell tumors (develop into sperm) and non-germ cell tumors (the cells support germ cells). They are most common in the early 20s to mid-30s and are usually discovered as a painless lump in the testis (just one side). Any new lump in the testicle should be evaulated by a doctor. Seminoma, most common, is quite curable. ...Read more

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What causes testicular cancer?

Abnormal cells: Abnormal cells in testis multiply and become tumors. They are relatively uncommon tumors. But all men should prectice scrotal self examination on a regular basis (say x1/month), ideally in the shower. Seek medical help if you feel a hard lump, or one testicle starts to grow much larger than ihe other one. Intraabdominal undescended testes are at cancer risk even after correction. Prognosis is good. ...Read more

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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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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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What are signs of testicular cancer?

What are signs of testicular cancer?

Variable: Testicular mass is the most obvious. Groin and flank pain can occur as well. But this can be a silent disease so if you have any concern, see your doctor! ...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 causes of testicular cancer?

What are the causes of testicular cancer?

Dumb luck: Apart from cryptorchidism, which greatly increases the risk, these seem to strike at random. There are two studies you may see that to me reek of bad science. In one, the men who had testicular cancer and wonder why were more willing to confess to having tried cannabis. In the other, men who'd lost a testis exaggerated their past athletic achievements. No, fitness doesn't cause cancer. ...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 quickly does testicular cancer spread?

Depends on cell type: Most testicular cancers grow fairly fast, and many of them have already spread even when diagosed early and primary tumor is small. Mature teratomas of testis tend to grow slowly and seldom spread. Other end of spectrum is the so called choriocarcinoma which is extremely malignant, & grows & spreads very fast. Both are uncommon. However never delay when a testicular lump is found. ...Read more

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How quickly can testicular cancer develop?

How quickly can testicular cancer develop?

It is a fast growing: The exact starting time of any cancer is difficult to pin point. Most scientists believe that it can take more than one or two years (or perhaps upto 5/10 years) but the obvious visible tumors can show up in 6 to 12 months if you are undergoing regular medical check ups ...Read more

Dr. Simon Kimm
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