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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

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

Mild is a term

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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!
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Frank Mayo answered:

How can I regain my lost hair ?.which were lost due to chemotherapy and surgery treatment for testicular cancer. My one testes ball also removed.

Hair transplant

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a transplant of hair or the drug minoxidil taken topically may help
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Dr. Boris Aronzon answered:

I had testicular cancer in 2007 and after chemotherapy and surgery treatment my one testes ball is removed. I cant produce sperm now.can I be a father?

Depends

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If one of your testicles is functional you probably can be a father. Ask your urologist.
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore answered:

How is testicular cancer treated? What are the side effects of treatment?

Surgery first

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Initial treatment invovles testicular removal. Thereafter, depending on the stage & type of cancer, patients may need chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. Even advacned cancers can be very successfully treated. Side effects are typically that seen with radiotherapy and chemotherapy but are of limited duration with good recovery.
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what causes testicular cancer?

Abnormal cells

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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
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Dr. Peter Sadow answered:

 What is testicular cancer?

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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.
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Dr. Tracy A. Berg answered:

How to determine if I have testicular cancer?

Find lump on exam

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Before you can know, you are concerned about a lump on testicular self exam. Then you go see your doctor who does a complete physical exam and orders some tests. The confirmed diagnosis comes from the pathologist who makes the call by looking at the stained cells from the lump under a microscope. Those cells come from a biopsy of the lump. ?make an appointment?
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Dr. James M. Krick answered:

How reliable are testicular ultrasounds for detecting testicular cancer?

Testicular US

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physical exam and ultrasound exam of the testis together are the primary tools for identifying testicular cancer. These two tools give enough information to proceed with orchiectomy. Testicular tumors are never biopsied due to propensity to spread a localized tumor prior to surgical removal.
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