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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

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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 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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"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


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Testicular Cancer (Definition)

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