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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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Cancer (Definition)

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


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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?

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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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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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


Dr. Simon Kimm
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Testicular Cancer (Definition)

Testicular cancer is a cancer of the testicle and may be either seminomatous ...Read more