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I have testicular cancer, and am schedule for surgery later this week. Is it a mild cancer?

I have testicular cancer, and am schedule for surgery later this week.  Is it a mild cancer?

Mild is a term: Used by weathermen and tobacco sales ads frmthe 50's. It is a curable cancer. Sometimes with surgery alone, others require chemotherapy or a chemotehrpay option instead of surveillance imaging for protracted times. It is perhaps a "dumb" cancer, in that it can be completely cured with chemotherapy even with far-advanced disease. I'm sorry you have to have it, & you worry, but cure likely! ...Read more

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What can be expected with surgery for testicular cancer?

What can be expected with surgery for testicular cancer?

Small groin incision: Incision is made in the groin to secure blood supply from testicle before testicle is pulled up in to groin & out of the incision, to prevent spread. You will lose the affected testicle, which can be replaced with a prosthesis, if this is important to you. Post-operative pain should not be severe. Further treatment by radical lymph node dissection depends upon cancer type &/or nodal involvement. ...Read more

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Had chemotherapy and surgery treatment for testicular cancer in 2007 due to that i lost my hair. My hair are less in number as they before.Cn i regain

Had chemotherapy and surgery treatment for testicular cancer in 2007 due to that i lost my hair. My hair are less in number as they before.Cn i regain

Thinned hair: Post chemo can be permanent. I would consult a dermatologist. Try rogain (minoxidil). Risk the hair-treatment cost folks. I am pleased and congratulate you on your 6 year survival. Male pattern baldness can be related to familial traits but also testosterone. There is no cancer recurrence risk in pursing these issues. ...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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Please tell me, could men still have children after they have had testicular cancer?

Please tell me, could men still have children after they have had testicular cancer?

Absolutely: Losing one testis won't impact fertility except in the uncommon situation that it triggers an autoimmune response. Usually a guy will bank his sperms (as lance armstrong did) before going in for surgery that might lead to the loss of even one. ...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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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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