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What do testicular cancer tumors feel like?

What do testicular cancer tumors feel like?

Hard lump: The testicle should feel uniformly firm, like the tip of your nose. Anything in the testicle that feels harder than the surrounding tissue needs to be evaluated. Occasionally a tumor can grow rapidly and men notice the affected testicle is much larger than its partner. Monthly self exam is critical to early detection. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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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I see that young men can't get testicular cancer still unsure. Can young men at the age of 20 get testicular tumors/cancer?

I see that young men can't get testicular cancer still unsure. Can young men at the age of 20 get testicular tumors/cancer?

Men from: Puberty through mid 30's are at peak age of testis cancer...Sayikng that, any age can get testis cancer and lumps and changes warrant exams. Disease is highly curable, and the earlier one detects, the less treatment. However, even disease spread to lungs and brain can be cured. ...Read more

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Is it possible for testicular cancer to have spread after early detection and removal? One month has passed since the tumor was removed.

Is it possible for testicular cancer to have spread after early detection and removal? One month has passed since the tumor was removed.

Yes: Testicular cancers are more often detected late than early, known to spread early even after surgery, but the great news, thanks to our oncologists, is virtually they can be cured even with spread, by availability of excellent chemotherapy, best example is cyclist l aramstrong. ...Read more

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Testicular cancer: what is a non seminomous germ cell tumor?

Testicular cancer: what is a non seminomous germ cell tumor?

Potentially serious: A nonseminomatous germ cell tumor is a malignancy that has multiple origins within the testicle. It is less common, but potentially more serious, than seminomas of the testicle. Early and aggressive treatment is necessay and can lead to cure in many patients that present with limited disease. Systemic chemotherapy is now available for patients that present with advanced tumors. ...Read more

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Husband - germ cell testicular cancer! Tumor marker at800. Did 6cycles of chemo! Dr says we have to face the inevitable! Is there any other treatments?

Need more informatio: Testicular cancer is one of the cancer that is very responsive to therapy and is one of things that we can cure. So, unfortunately, it is hard to answer your question as a lot more information is needed to really see what is going on and then hopefully able to give you better and reliable answer. Provide us with more info or the best way is to d/w your oncologist in detail about your question. ...Read more

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I have testicular cancer, which now is just germ cell tumor contained to my lungs. How damaging is smoking to the germ cell tumor? The tumor is 2.5cm then there are 15 tiny ones spread throughout.

I have testicular cancer, which now is just germ cell tumor contained to my lungs. How damaging is smoking to the germ cell tumor? The tumor is 2.5cm then there are 15 tiny ones spread throughout.

Hmmmm...: Smoking is unlikely to damage the tumor cells and is probably not going to help you recover from testicular cancer. Furthermore, it will worsen your lung function. This is especially important because one of the drugs used in your chemotherapy also affect the lungs. ...Read more

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How many % of mixed germ cell tumours in testicular cancer have a componenet of choriocarcinoma?

How many % of mixed germ cell tumours in testicular cancer have a componenet of choriocarcinoma?

About 10%: This was my answer off the top of my head and comfirmed by a quick visit to e-medicine. Don't mistake a seminoma that makes a lot of HCG for a true choriocarcinoma. Hope this helps; if you or someone special has primary testicular cancer, hoping you get a good result -- we'd rather the "chorio" not be there but be optimistic http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1967796-overview. ...Read more

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How fast does a testicular cancer tomour increase in size?

How fast does a testicular cancer tomour increase in size?

Rapidly spreads: Testicular cancers are painless growths notorious even when they are small spreads to abdominal nodes. Awareness and early detection is important for cure, les armstrong the cylist saved several lives disclosing his own illness. ...Read more

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Can the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size?

Can the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size?

Yes!: It can definitely grow and the growth is very concerning. If testicular lump is detected and especially if its growing, immediate medical attention is crucial. Early detection of testicular cancer is important as in early stage testicular is a curable disease. If scrotal lump arises from testicle, further evaluation with ultrasound is performed. ...Read more

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Can the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size? How fast does it grow?

Yes: The cancer begins as a lump. Its growth rate is variable depending on the cancer type. If you get a cure with radiation or chemotherapy, there may be a scar where the cancer was or where is spread; it shouldn't grow. ...Read more

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Please help! I want to know the difference between testicular cancer lumps and epidermal cysts lumps. What's the color, size and location?

Go see a doctor if y: If you have any testicular swelling, you need to go see a doctor, preferably a urologist. You, yourself will not be bale to tell the difference between the above conditions. ...Read more

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I noticed a small bump on one testicle, about the size of a pinhead, or smaller. Just appeared recently. Could this be start of testicular cancer?

I noticed a small bump on one testicle, about the size of a pinhead, or smaller. Just appeared recently. Could this be start of testicular cancer?

Could be: Any new abnormalty shouldn be checked nout by a physician. See a doctor and possibly have a ultrasound, do not wait. You are in the right age when testicular cancer is prevalent still/. ...Read more

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I have a very small lump on my testicle. It has been there for at least month with no growth. Does testicular cancer always increase in size?

I have a very small lump on my testicle. It has been there for at least month with no growth. Does testicular cancer always increase in size?

Most of the time: Go to Urologist now. Testis tumors occur in the 20-40 age group. Most of time 90-95% cure rate if early Rx ...Read more

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I am a male with rather large testicles compared to penis size. Is this a pre-cursor to possible testicular cancer?

No: No not a pre-cursor, for malignancy but get regular examination by your doctor, painless enlargement of testis is the first sign of cancer along with loss of testicular sensation. ...Read more

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How common is testicular cancer?

~8, 500 cases/yr: It is estimated that in the United States this year that there will be approximately 8, 500 new cases of testicular cancer. It is the most common solid malignancy in males between 15-35 yo. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of testicular cancer bad?

No: I think you are asking whether the presenting symptoms of testicular cancer are bad (ie painful?). Most men who present with testicular cancer present with a nodule or painless swelling of one testicle. About a third complain of a dull ache or heavy sensation in the scotal region. About 10% present with acute pain. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have testicular cancer?

How do I know if I have testicular cancer?

Check yourself first: If you are a male between 15- 40 you should always check yourself at least once a month for new hard lumps in your scrotum and attached to your testes. If you feel something unusual go see your doctor to check for sure. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have testicular cancer?

How do I know if I have testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer: The only way to know for sure is to see you doc ASAP. Please do so. This type of cancer often shows up in young adult males in their late 20s-early 30s. Your doc will examine you and let you know. There are many other much more likely possibilities for symptoms you may be having. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have testicular cancer?

See your: Primary care doctor who will exam you. They may order a testicular ultrasound if there is suspicion for a mass. Also, do a self exam and feel for any lumps. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have testicular cancer?

How can I tell if I have testicular cancer?

Doctor!: The only way to know for sure is to see a doctor and perhaps get an ultrasound as well! Assuming those are negative, monthly self exam would be recommended. ...Read more

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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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What is the chance of testicular cancer re-occurring?

Survival by stage: Stage
5-year relative survival rate

localized
99%

regional
96%

distant
72%. ...Read more

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Why is the prevalence of testicular cancer increasing?

Why is the prevalence of testicular cancer increasing?

Nobody knows: Only the rates of seminoma are increasing, and it's small but probably real. I have wondered whether it's due to lack of exercise in boys, or perhaps the unknown factors that are causing puberty to happen earlier. The good news is that almost all seminomas are cured. ...Read more

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What to do if I have testicular cancer (please answer)?

What to do if I have testicular cancer (please answer)?

First of all,: ..Do you? If not, please see your doc about any new problems down there. If you do, get your family doc to set you up with a good team of cancer specialists including urologist, medical oncologist, and maybe a radiation oncologist (depends on the situation) so you can get good treatment. Good news is that testicular cancer is highly curable most of the times. Best to you. ...Read more

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Please explain what are symptoms for testicular cancer?

Please explain what are symptoms for testicular cancer?

Lump in the scrotum: Testicular cancer may present as a lump in the testes, vague feeling of heaviness and ache in the scrotum, and may be enlargement of lymph glands in the groin. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/testicular-cancer/ds00046. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some symptoms of testicular cancer?

I was wondering what are some symptoms of testicular cancer?

Depends on stage: And type of cancer. Like most cancers, early testicular cancer usually does not have symptoms. Common symptoms are swelling in the scrotum, heaviness or pain in the testes, hormonal symptoms depending on the type of tumor, swelling in the groin and late masses in the abdomen. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/basics/definition/con-20043068. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: testicular cancer?

Two types: Testicular cancer is a cancer of the testicle and may be either seminomatous or non-seminomatous in nature. ...Read more

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What are some ways to figure out if I have testicular cancer?

What are some ways to figure out if I have testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer: Testicular cancer occurs most frequently in younger males. Initially there is often a painless hardness or palpable deformity to the normally smooth testis. Regular self examinations are recommended for all males after puberty. Even if you don't know what you're feeling, you likely will know if it represents a change. Any question....Get your physician to check you. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Dr. Simon Kimm
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Testicular Cancer (Definition)

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