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Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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How quickly does a penis heal after testicular cancer surgery?

Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
17 years in practice
3M people helped
How quickly does a penis heal after testicular cancer surgery?

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

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that occur in almost any organ or tissue in the body. Symptoms depend on the location of the cancer, and cancer often has the potential to grow and spread to other ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
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I have testicular cancer, and am schedule for surgery later this week. Is it a mild cancer?

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
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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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Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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What can be expected with surgery for testicular cancer?

Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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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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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
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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

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
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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

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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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Left testicle has gone completely horizontal post hydrocele surgery, will this put me at an increased risk of testicular cancer?

Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Frank Mayo
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
19 years in practice
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I had testicular cancer in 2007 and after chemotherapy and surgery treatment my one testes ball is removed. I can't produce sperm now.Can i be a father?

Dr. Boris Aronzon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
19 years in practice
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Depends: If one of your testicles is functional you probably can be a father. Ask your urologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Bob Ourian
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Dr. Charles Sturgis
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What to do if I have testicular cancer please help?

Dr. Charles Sturgis
Board Certified, Pathology
24 years in practice
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What to do if I have testicular cancer please help?

See doctor(s).: Many cases of testicular cancer can be treated and cured. First, establish the diagnosis with a doctor who specializes in testicular diseases (such as a urologist). After diagnosis confirmed (biopsy or surgery), then a multimodality treatment approach (surgery/chemotherapy/radiotherapy/nutrition/mental health) is common. Md anderson cancer center in houston is a great place, seeing you from tx. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Board Certified, Urology
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How common is testicular cancer and what are the symptoms and prognosis thanks?

Dr. Simon Kimm
Board Certified, Urology
11 years in practice
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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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Testicular Cancer (Definition)

Testicular cancer is an over proliferation of certain types of cells found in the testes, or male gonads. Symptoms include growth of ...Read more


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