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What Do Testicular Cancer Tumors Feel Like
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
A lump: Usually rough-surfaced, seldom very painful, sometimes just an enlarges testis if the cancer is inside. Check yourself when you feel like it, and at least once a month with some serious-minded attention to what's there. If you haven't yet discovered your epididymis, you will and it's not cancer. Any new mass should get seen by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lump: It's a new mass attached to the testis, often with an irregular surface. It's usually not painful. ...Read more
Ususully no Sx...: Most of testicular cancer are discovered by TSE (testicular self-exam) or incidentally by sexual partner. The only finding is a non-tender hard lump on/in testis of variable size. No pain poses no urgency to seek medical attention leading to delay professional Dx. So, see urologist whenever you may feel/palpate a suspicious nodule in or on testis. Do TSE correctly like women perform self-breast ex ...Read more
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