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Testicular Cancer Tumor Size
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
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
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
Not necessarily.: However, any lump should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Is it possible for testicular cancer to have spread after early detection and removal? One month has passed since the tumor was removed.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
~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
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
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
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
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
Survival by stage:
5-year relative survival rate
72%. ...Read more
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
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
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
Two types: Testicular cancer is a cancer of the testicle and may be either seminomatous or non-seminomatous in nature. ...Read more
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
"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