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Dr. Devon Webster
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How quickly does a penis heal after testicular cancer surgery?

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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An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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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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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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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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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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What to do if I have testicular cancer please help?

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
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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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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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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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