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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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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 is prostate cancer?

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What is prostate cancer?

Here are some...: While the cells of local tissues lose their "mind" by mutation and start to replicate incessantly without knowing when to stop, a cancer emerges; so does the cancer in prostate gland. More details in prostate cancer & its related issues such as its detection, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up, go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onPSA-P-Ca.html. Then, you know a lot of how-to... Best ...Read more

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What is testicular cancer like?

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 is metastatic prostate cancer?

What is metastatic prostate cancer?

Metastasis: in general, metastasis refers to a cancer that has gone from the organ of origin to other parts of the body ...Read more

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What is prostate adenocarcinoma?

What is prostate adenocarcinoma?

Most common type: The most common histology of prostate cancer is an adenocarcinoma. This means it is a cancer with a glandular origin. ...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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Does neovascularity mean that a testicular lump is testicular cancer?

Does neovascularity mean that a testicular lump is testicular cancer?

The term means: "new blood vessels". Not sure if this is read from an u/s report, but to answer you question, only a biopsy provides the critical tissue to determine if cancer or not, and if cancer what kind. If the testis is enlarged and this report, i'd get an alph-feto protein and HCG blood test on the way to the or. ...Read more

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What is an adrenal cancer tumour test?

What is an adrenal cancer tumour test?

No specific test: There is no specific test for adrenal cancer. Diagnosis is based on endocrine abnormalities and imaging. Depending on the part of adrenal affected, there are different endocrine abnormalities. ...Read more

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Seminoma tumour - testicular cancer, what to do?

Seminoma tumour - testicular cancer, what to do?

Orchiectomy: Lesion requires resection by orchiectomy with spermatic cord. Prior to this PET/CAT helpful since this tumor spreads quickly to para aortic nodes and may require chemo or RT depending on node size followed by chemotherapy. Cure rate high for this type of germ cell lesion. ...Read more

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How common is testicular cancer?

~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

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What is ovarian cancer?

What is ovarian cancer?

Cancer in ovary: Malignancy (cancer) that arises from the epithelium, stroma, or germ cells of the ovary. There can also be metastatic disease to the ovaries from cancer elsewhere. ...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 is metastatic rectal cancer?

What is metastatic rectal cancer?

Tumor has spread: 'Metastatic' refers to a cancer that has spread to another site away from where it started. This happens when cancer invades blood vessels and lymphatics, allowing the cancer cells to spread and deposit in other organs. So ' metastatic rectal cancer ' means a tumor that started in the rectum is now outside the rectum, in other organs (liver is most common). ...Read more

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What is metastatic breast cancer?

What is metastatic breast cancer?

Spread : This means that the cancer has spread to other areas outside of the breast. This is known as stage 4. With the use of modern chemotherapy, this disease can be controlled. I recommend you meet with your medical oncologist to determine options available for treatment. ...Read more

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What is metastatic breast carcinoma?

What is metastatic breast carcinoma?

Cancer 'elsewhere': Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread from its organ of origin to another part of the body. For example, the most common sites of metastases for breast cancer are the lungs, liver, and bone. Most breast cancers, when caught early and treated in a timely manner, do not ever spread to other organs. ...Read more

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What is meant by an 'aggressive' cancer (testicular cancer)?

Severe: Agressive typically refers to a cancer which spreads quickly or is difficult to treat. The symptoms will differ based on where the cancer spreads as well as the treatments given. ...Read more

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How fast is testicular cancer growth? What is the speed of development for testicular cancer?

Depends: Testicular cancers can be slow-growing or rapidly growing. It depends on the tumor grade if it is a high-grade tumor it will divide more quickly than a low-grade tumor high-grade tumors will be more affected by chemotherapy because of this. ...Read more

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Seminoma (Definition)

A form of testicular cancer which is made by pathologic evaluation. It responds to removal of ...Read more


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Testicular Cancer (Definition)

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