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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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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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I would like help with pathology report regarding testicular cancer?

I would like help with pathology report regarding testicular cancer?

What is question?: Any of our fine doctors would be happy to help you. Your best way to have a back-and-forth conversation about your report would be to have a Virtual Consult, either by video or text in real-time; or asynchronous, where you and the doctor send each other messages. We're here to help you in any way we can! Good luck! ...Read more

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When will u start showing up symptoms of testicular cancer, stage 1, 2 or 3? . What kind of symptoms will u experience, what would it feel like, how long does it take for it progress

May be vague: A testicular mass is usually palpable eventually though the cancer may have spread first. Just feeling ill, weight loss, a sense of heaviness, cough if it's gotten to the lungs, perhaps swollen feet if it's gotten to the retroperitoneum. The testicular cancers of young men are usually curable nowadays. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is testicular cancer like?

Vague question: Please see this site for general information on testicular cancer. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/testicular-cancer/ds00046. ...Read more

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What does testicular cancer feel like?

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 more

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What does testicular cancer typically look like on an US??

What does testicular cancer typically look like on an US??

Solid mass or: May have solid mass with some fluid filled cavities ...Read more

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Please explain what does testicular cancer look & feel like?

Please explain what does testicular cancer look & feel like?

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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I was wondering what does testicular cancer look & feel like?

I was wondering what does testicular cancer look & feel like?

Lump: It's a new mass attached to the testis, often with an irregular surface. It's usually not painful. ...Read more

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Testicular cancer symtoms?

Testicular cancer: Swelling, lump or pain are usually symptoms of testicular cancer. ...Read more

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 what is testicular cancer?

 what is testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer: Testicular cancer is a range of diseases consisting of germ cell tumors (develop into sperm) and non-germ cell tumors (the cells support germ cells). They are most common in the early 20s to mid-30s and are usually discovered as a painless lump in the testis (just one side). Any new lump in the testicle should be evaulated by a doctor. Seminoma, most common, is quite curable. ...Read more

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What causes testicular cancer?

Abnormal cells: Abnormal cells in testis multiply and become tumors. They are relatively uncommon tumors. But all men should prectice scrotal self examination on a regular basis (say x1/month), ideally in the shower. Seek medical help if you feel a hard lump, or one testicle starts to grow much larger than ihe other one. Intraabdominal undescended testes are at cancer risk even after correction. Prognosis is good. ...Read more

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What are signs of testicular cancer?

What are signs of testicular cancer?

Variable: Testicular mass is the most obvious. Groin and flank pain can occur as well. But this can be a silent disease so if you have any concern, see your doctor! ...Read more

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What are the causes of testicular cancer?

Dumb luck: Apart from cryptorchidism, which greatly increases the risk, these seem to strike at random. There are two studies you may see that to me reek of bad science. In one, the men who had testicular cancer and wonder why were more willing to confess to having tried cannabis. In the other, men who'd lost a testis exaggerated their past athletic achievements. No, fitness doesn't cause cancer. ...Read more

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How do I check for testicular cancer?

How do I check for testicular cancer?

It's easy: Palpate your testes / "testicles". Get familiar with the contents of your scrotum, finding the epididymis and spermatic cord and the plexus of veins. Any other mass on the testis needs to be checked. Most of us men handle ourselves often enough so that we need not plan special times! That's a good thing. ...Read more

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Can asbestos cause testicular cancer?

No: Asbestos has not been linked to testicular cancer. ...Read more

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Is a spermatocele a testicular cancer?

No: A spermatocele is a cystic structure arising from the epididymis which is structure around the testicle. It does not lead to cancer but can cause some discomfort if large. Treatment requires surgery if bothersome and large. ...Read more

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Does testicular cancer run in families?

Does testicular cancer run in families?

Www. Cancer. Net: Check out www. Cancer. Net which is an excellent patient resource. Below is a link to the risk factors for testicular cancer.

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/testicular-cancer/risk-factors. ...Read more

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Could it be testicular cancer or a cyst?

Could it be testicular cancer or a cyst?

Exam: You need a physical examination and maybe an ultrasound to tell. Hope it's nothing but don't put it off. Get seen asap. ...Read more

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Could testicular cancer actually kill you?

Could testicular cancer actually kill you?

Yes: Testicular cancer is very curable, even when advanced but unfortunately some patients will die of it regardless. If this is about you, look at it from the optimistic side: your odds should be quite good. ...Read more

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Can testicular cancer be missed on ultra scan?

Yes: If a testicular cancer is very small, doesn't look different from the remainder of the testicle, or is "burned out" it may not be seen. "burned out" means the tumor has shrunken in the testicle (often leaving nothing but a scar or calcification) and the tumor is only found by patient metastases, often enlarged lymph nodes. Lastly, an inexperienced sonographer can just not see it. ...Read more

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Could a hydrocele be masking testicular cancer?

Yes: That's why in my practice I always get an u/s. ...Read more

Dr. Simon Kimm
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Testicular Cancer (Definition)

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