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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 is the difference between a hernia and testicle cancer?

What is the difference between a hernia and testicle cancer?

Different Exam: An inguinal hernia is a hole in the groin muscles thru which a sac may protrude through, occasionally extending into the scrotal sac, next to the testicle. A testicular cancer presents as a growth within the testicle. These two abnormalities can be easily differentiated from one another by a careful physician examination. ...Read more

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Does trauma to the testicles causing hernia, and surgical removal, always leave behind a hematocele resembling testicular cancer that lasts many years?

Does trauma to the testicles causing hernia, and surgical removal, always leave behind a hematocele resembling testicular cancer that lasts many years?

Testes Trauma: Not at all. The hematocoele is a collection of blood which will eventually be re absorbed. In the meantime, it presents as a firm mass that mimics a tumor. It should shrink and go away; if not follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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In testicular cancer, how often is there not a palpable mass ON the testicle and the cancer is INSIDE the testicle.Difference between ON and IN common?

In testicular cancer, how often is there not a palpable mass ON the testicle and the cancer is INSIDE the testicle.Difference between ON and IN common?

Not meaningful diff.: This may be a semantic distinction more than a biological one. The cancer arises within the testicle, but may extend to the surface of that organ and bulge away from its surface. Thus, the tumor may FEEL to be on the testicle even though it has arisen from within it. Not all testicular cancer extends to the surface of the testicle. Palpation is clearly inferior to ultrasound examination here. ...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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What do blood tests show about testicle cancer?

What do blood tests show about testicle cancer?

Testicular cancer : Certain testicular tumor release harmone like b-hcg or alph fetoprotein that can be detected by blood work. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...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