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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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


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My boyfriend has had testicular cancer surgery, through ultra sounds they found a polyps on his gallbladder. Is that as serious as it sounds?

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

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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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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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Left testicle has gone completely horizontal post hydrocele surgery, will this put me at an increased risk of testicular cancer?

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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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 quickly does testicular cancer spreads?

How quickly does testicular cancer spreads?

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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What can you tell me about testicular cancer?

What can you tell me about testicular cancer?

See below: Please consult this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/basics/definition/con-20043068 ...Read more

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How do you check yourself for testicular cancer?

A boy/man has: 2 testicles, one on each side of the scrotum, located behnd yur penis. Isolate each testicle and rub your finger from top to bottom, front and back, each side. Usually there is a lump and a tube in the back called a an epididymus--normal. Compare sides, should be similar. Repeat monthly. Questions? See your doc. ...Read more

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How young can someone with testicular cancer be?

It is a cancer of th: Testicular cancer is a cancer of the younger age groups...Many of its victims are young adults. ...Read more

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Can testicular cancer spread by un-protected sex ?

Can testicular cancer spread by un-protected sex ?

No: Cancer is not a transmissible disease like a bacterial or viral infection. Cancer is a mutation of genes in a group of cells that begin growing without normal cellular control. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have undiagnosed testicular cancer?

How can I know if I have undiagnosed testicular cancer?

Self-Exam: You'll find a new lump attached to your testis. If this is present, get with your physician. Less often, one of them is quite a bit larger than its companion, and larger than it used to be. Any doubts, get seen. ...Read more

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What can you do to search yourself for testicular cancer?

Excellent question.: Perform the exam during or after a shower, when the skin of the scrotum is relaxed. Check one testicle at a time. Hold the testicle between your thumbs and fingers of both hands and roll it gently between your fingers. It should feel like a smooth egg. Feel for any lumps, bumps, or changes in size. Familiarize yourself with the size and shape of each, as you are looking for changes over time. ...Read more

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Do people with testicular cancer feel the pain come and go?

Scrotal pain: Has a number of causes including dilated veins (varicosities), epididymitis, intermittent twisting of the blood vessels (tortion) and, yes, sometimes cancer. Best to check this with a visit to the urologist. You may need an ultrasound for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms and signs of testicular cancer?

What can be initial symptoms and signs of testicular cancer?

Mass: A lump that seems to be getting bigger. A change in the size of the testicle. A area in the testicle that feels hard or "gritty". A area of the testicle that feels as if there is some missing or soft. ...Read more

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Testicular Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that develops in the testicles, a part of ...Read more