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Is there a self exam for testicular cancer? How do I check for testicular cancer?

Is there a self exam for testicular cancer? How do I check for testicular cancer?

Feel your Testes: Do a self exam. If you feel a lump, hardness, enlargement, pain, or any other change in one or both of their testicles, you should visit your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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I have sometimes pain in my perineum and testicles. Also have some pain when doing testicular self exam. Can it be testicular cancer?

I have sometimes pain in my perineum and testicles. Also have some pain when doing testicular self exam. Can it be testicular cancer?

See your doctor: Usually, cancer does not present as pain, but infection or inflammation can. Either way, please see your doctor and get a complete examination, to possibly include urinary analysis and if appropriate, testicular ultrasound. ...Read more

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Will my annual exam be able to tell me if I have testicular cancer?

No necessarily: A testicular tumor may be too small to cause a lump but still spread widely. A physical exam may not detect an early testicular cancer. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of testicular cancer and how would you self check yourself for any symtons?

Self exam: You can examine your testicles by lightly running your fingers over each one. If you begin to feel a lump or a swollen testicle you should see a urologist who will examen your testicles carefully and may refer you for an ultrasound examination. ...Read more

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Is there a self-test for testicular cancer?

Dr. Kris Gast Dr. Gast
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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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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

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How can I get tested for testicular cancer?

How can I get tested for testicular cancer?

2 examinations : 1- physical examination to look for masses or lumps.second is ultrasound. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for testicular cancer?

How do you get tested for testicular cancer?

Physical & lab tests: A physical examination for testicular mass should be the first step. Some testicular cancers may be tested for by examining blood levels of afp, and hcg. ...Read more

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Where can I get testicular cancer test annually?

Where can I get testicular cancer test annually?

Your doctor: Annual tests for testicular cancer are not recommended routinely. You should discuss your concern with your doctor to see if more than physical examination is needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about testicular cancer?

Can you tell me anything about testicular cancer?

I can : ..Tell you a lot but not in 400 characters. You will be best served bu checking the website for the national cancer institute (cancer.Gov). It has good info regarding all kinds of cancers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about early cures for testicular cancer?

Can you tell me about early cures for testicular cancer?

?: Not sure what you mean by "early cures" but I can tell you that as a rule, testicular cancer is very curable (even in patients with advanced disease) with surgery plus or minus chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Look for additional info at cancer.gov ...Read more

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How can you support someone cope with testicular cancer?

Many young men: And boys simply require orchiectomy. A decision as to whether to have serial imaging or a single dose of chemotherapy is difficult for many. If node dissection was needed, they may experience retrograde ejaculation - orgasm with no visible semen expelled. This is a highly curable disease for most. Dealing with difference, change and adapting to harms of treatment require understanding of cause. ...Read more

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Is early diagnosis important? How is testicular cancer diagnosed?

Testicular mass: Testicular cancer is most commonly diagnosed due to painless mass in the testicle. Testicular tumors can grow quite rapidly (with a doubling time of approximately 36 hours), so it is imperative that you see your physician urgently if you do feel mass in one (or both) of your testicles. He/she will be able to order the appropriate tests and get you in to a urologist for treatment. ...Read more

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What are the most common secondary cancers from testicular cancer?

What are the most common secondary cancers from testicular cancer?

Testicular Cancer: The most common cancer is a second testicular cancer in the opposite testicle. Also depending on whether one receives chemotherapy or radiation, and to what areas, there may be increased risk of secondary cancers (leukemia from chemotherapy, sarcoma from radiation). ...Read more

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What is the procedure for getting tests done for testicular cancer?

Ultrasound, blood: Scrotal ultrasound is the initial test. In addition a blood test for 2 tumor markers are also neccessary prior to any procedure to determine a baseline so that the blood test can be used as a monitoring system after defintive treatment. ...Read more

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Do you know how to interpret results to see if this is testicular cancer?

Do you know how to interpret results to see if this is testicular cancer?

I would not...: ...Dare diagnose cancer in an internet website. You need a live doctor to go over your results, any additional test you may need, and the treatment you should get. ...Read more

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How common is testicular cancer and what are the symptoms and prognosis thanks?

How common is testicular cancer and what are the symptoms and prognosis thanks?

Testicular cancer.: Testicular cancer is not that common, with about 8500 cases in the U.S. Per year. It is the most common solid tumor in men ages 18-35, so regular self-exams are recommended. There are usually no symptoms, and most often presents as a painless mass in the testicle. Due to effective surgery, radiation, & chemotherapy, cure rates are very high & prognosis is excellent, except in very advanced cases. ...Read more

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