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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

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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How to tell if this 'mass' in my right testicle is something normal or is it something like testicular cancer?

How to tell if this 'mass' in my right testicle is something normal or is it something like testicular cancer?

Get seen: A mass in your testis is cancer until proved otherwise -- even if you bruised it a while back. Neglect a testicular cancer and it will kill you. Catch it early and you'll get your life back. Don't wait, to be brave act brave, and make that phone call to your physician. ...Read more

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I noticed a small bump on one testicle, about the size of a pinhead, or smaller. Just appeared recently. Could this be start of testicular cancer?

I noticed a small bump on one testicle, about the size of a pinhead, or smaller. Just appeared recently. Could this be start of testicular cancer?

Could be: Any new abnormalty shouldn be checked nout by a physician. See a doctor and possibly have a ultrasound, do not wait. You are in the right age when testicular cancer is prevalent still/. ...Read more

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left testicle was undescended and now got fixed what are the chances of getting testicular cancer on it now ?and is my ryt tescticle is free from TC?

left testicle was undescended and now got fixed what are the chances of getting testicular  cancer on it now ?and is my ryt tescticle is free from TC?

Here are some...: It is true undescended testis has a higher odd to develop testicular cancer but still not common. At this time, all what you have to do is practicing testicular self-examination diligently; there is no practical need to overly worry. If having any further doubt, seek evaluation / counseling. Besides, looking into How to Handle Sickness in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html would help. ...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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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

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What parts of the testicle is testicular cancer usually found? Top? Sides? I'm aware can occur anywhere, but i know there is a certain prevalence.

What parts of the testicle is testicular cancer usually found? Top? Sides? I'm aware can occur anywhere, but i know there is a certain prevalence.

In the testicle: anywhere within the testicle Not to be confused with the ropy structure (varicocele) much more frequently occurring adjacent to the testicle. ...Read more

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Although it can be symptom-less what are the most common symptoms of testicular cancer? Left testicle is hard, shape is enlarged circle (not oval).

Although it can be symptom-less what are the most common symptoms of testicular cancer? Left testicle is hard, shape is enlarged circle (not oval).

Here are some ...: Seek pro-evaluation and counseling now to make sure if you get testicular tumor, or just hydrocele, or epididymal cysts, etc. since most of laypersons can not tell the difference among these. If indeed what you felt or thought is testicular tumor, you would not feel any discomfort but incidentally palpating some hardness inside the sac for a long time. Occasionally, breast enlargement may occur .. ...Read more

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Is lump on a testicle, testicular cancer?

Is lump on a testicle, testicular cancer?

Could be if hard: Especially if non-tender. Fortunately testicular cancer is quite rare at your age, however it can occasionally occur. I have had a couple of boys of your age with testicular cancer. Should consult your Dr or urologist. Simple scrotal exam can provide answer, unless scrotal ultrasound is indicated. Diagnosis most likely an epididymal cyst or some other benign testicular or scrotal lump. ...Read more

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Is a soft lump in a testicle a cause of testicular cancer?

Is a soft lump in a testicle a cause of testicular cancer?

Need evaluation: All "lumps" in the testicle need evaluation. Please see your family doctor as a start. ...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


Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more