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Testicular Cancer Surgery Recovery
The penis is fine!: Testicular cancer surgery removes the testicle from the scrotum and does not affect the penis. There may be some pain and swelling for a few days, but after that goes away the penis should work just fine! If only one testicle is removed there is enough testosterone that erections should be normal. ...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
My boyfriend has had testicular cancer surgery, through ultra sounds they found a polyps on his gallbladder. Is that as serious as it sounds?
Here are some...: Clinically, the incidental US finding of gallbladder polyps should not be directly related to testicular cancer. Instead, such finding may be associated with inflammatory change. To assess this incidental finding, one has to correlate it with the clinical picture with possibly repeating another US for comparison in 6-12 months. Nevertheless, asking the ordering doctor would be the best thing to... ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left testicle has gone completely horizontal post hydrocele surgery, will this put me at an increased risk of testicular cancer?
Here are some...: Assuming a new positioning of a testicle after an uneventful hydrocelectomy should not pose an increased rick for testicular cancer. In fact, a degree of changing testicular position even in horizontal one is commonly expected; so, do not worry about it. More? Ask your surgeon. ...Read more
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
Relatively quickly.: Unfortunately, testicular cancer generally tends to grow rapidly relative to other cancers. It then tends to spread, in a fairly predictable pattern, to the lymph nodes behind the abdominal cavity, then potentially to other organs. This makes prompt diagnosis and treatment very important. If you feel a mass in the testicle, don't delay evaluation and see your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
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