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What are the symptoms of testicle cancer?

What are the symptoms of testicle cancer?

Painless mass.: Testicular cancer usually presents as a painless mass in the scrotum. Because there is often no pain, many unfortunately delay evaluation. As the mass enlarges, there may be discomfort or a sensation of fullness in the scrotum, seen in 30-40%. 10% experience acute pain. If the cancer spreads, symptoms of more advanced disease such as neck mass, back pain, bone pain, or cough may result. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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What happens to untreated testicle cancer?

What happens to untreated testicle cancer?

Progression: Untreated testicular cancer can eventually spread regionally or advance to distant metastasis if not treated appropriately in time. ...Read more

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How can you die of testicle cancer?

How can you die of testicle cancer?

Delayed treatment: Testis cancer is one of the most curable of all cancers, even when it is very advanced. The key to cure is early identification, careful assessment of extent, expert co-ordinated care from medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists and a patient who is co-operative and keeps his follow-up appointments and test without fail for years- that is one of the most important things. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have testicle cancer?

How can I tell if I have testicle cancer?

By feel: Assuming you don't have an undescended one. Get familiar with the normal contents of your scrotum. An enlarged testis or one with a rough bump should prompt a physician's office visit. Other changes, specifically if your not a new teen and are getting breast tissue, may prompt an ultrasound search. Diagnosis made by biopsy (bx), very treatable if caught in time, 1 works as well as 2. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of testicle cancer?

Painless mass.: Testicular cancer usually presents as a painless mass in the scrotum. Because there is often no pain, many unfortunately delay evaluation. As the mass enlarges, there may be discomfort or a sensation of fullness in the scrotum, seen in 30-40%. 10% experience acute pain. If the cancer spreads, symptoms of more advanced disease such as neck mass, back pain, bone pain, or cough may result. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of testicle cancer?

What are the symptoms of testicle cancer?

Varies: Usually a mass. Here is a good website: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/testicular-cancer/ds00046/dsection=symptoms the important thing is to do a monthly self exam! ...Read more

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What can you expect from testicle cancer?

What can you expect from testicle cancer?

It depends: In general, testicular cancer is a treatable/curable disease. Your expectation should be based on the tumor type and stage of disease. ...Read more

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Can testicle cancer spread by un protected sex ?

Can testicle cancer spread by un protected sex ?

No risk: Testicular cancer is not infectious for other persons, by sex or any other kind of contact. Although some genital cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which is sexually transmitted, testicular cancer is not due to HPV or any other known virus. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms for testicle cancer?

Please explain what are some symptoms for testicle cancer?

A mass: Usually it is not painful. Any mass in the testis that you weren't aware of previously needs to be seen by your physician. Late in its course, like any cancer it can do anything. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have testicle cancer or something else?

How do I know if I have testicle cancer or something else?

Testicle Cancer?: Men who notice lumps, swelling, or pain in their groin or scrotum may worry they have testicular cancer. Here we describe the symptoms of testicular cancer and some other problems that could cause symptoms in this part of the body. We also include information on how to do a testicular self-exam for men who want to do so. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicularcancer/do-i-have-testicular-cancer ...Read more

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Does teasing and denial increase the risk of testicle cancer?

Does teasing and denial increase the risk of testicle cancer?

No: Some couples like this. This actually causes the prostate and seminal vesicles to fill tremendously, giving some men more enjoyment when ejaculation finally takes place. The testes are unaffected. No one's shown any clearly increased risk in prostate cancer from abstinence, though the jury's still out on it being a risk for benign enlargement later. Seminal vesicle cancer almost never happens. ...Read more

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What can be learned during pathological staging of testicle cancer?

How far it got: This site is good http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/testicular/Patient/page2

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Does having one testicle or one "good" testicle increase the chances of testicular cancer?

Depends: IF is due to undescended testicle incidence will be slightly higher on the involved side the reason for its removal if it is not fixed in childhood , on normal side incidence will be same as general population. ...Read more

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Would testicular cancer typically (in most cases) cause the testicle to feel larger or cause shrinkage?

Presents as a mass: Any new mass on the testis, or enlargement of a testis, is cancer until proved otherwise. If you are at all concerned, get seen now. ...Read more

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Besides testicle cancer what other reasons can there be for a enlargement and swelling of the testical?

Besides testicle cancer what other reasons can there be for a enlargement and swelling of the testical?

Hydrocele v common: Most men think erroneously think scrotal enlargement is testicular enlargement. Hydrocele (fluid around testsis) is most common cause of enlargement. Varicoceles & spermatoceles (epididymal cysts) both also common. Testicular cancer feels like a hard lump actually in or on testicle. Testicular cancer can also induce a hydrocele, hence advice to get scrotal ultrasound to diagnose intra-scrotal mass ...Read more

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If you only have one testicle remaining does that make you less likely to get testicular cancer than if you had both?

If you only have one testicle remaining does that make you less likely to get testicular cancer than if you had both?

Yes: Each testicle's risk of developing cancer is independent of the other so you're 50% less likely compared to having both although this assumes that you didn't lose 1st one to cancer. ...Read more

Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more


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Testicular Cancer (Definition)

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