Testicular cancer from cycling or testosterone use?

No and No. There is no evidence that cycling is a cause of testicular cancer. As this is a cancer most common in young men it may seem like there is a correlation, but no, cycling does not increase the risk of cancer. Testosterone use will make ones own testicles less active, which may be important, but it does not cause testicular cancer. In certain settings it may be linked to prostate cancer.
Neither... But you may be channeling lance armstrong. It may be familial, is common in young men with undescended testis even if placed properly with surgery, indicating a developmental problem. Boys and young men most common, older men can get seminoma type. Testosterone shrinks testes. Anabolic testosterone type hormones assoc. With liver tumors too.
Not likely. Testicular cancer has an unknown cause. There is an association with the cytogenetic defect isochromosome 12p. It is increased in cases of cryptorchid testes, and is 4-5 times more common in whites than african americans. Risk is also higher in testicular feminization syndromes. Early orchiopexy may be protective.

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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...
Not common . About 9000/ year in U.S. It is one of the most curable cancers even at late stage. Interestingly there has been some recent rise in this cancer. At least a couple of recent research articles correlate the rise to use of marijuana. Read more...

Are the symptoms of testicular cancer bad?

No. I think you are asking whether the presenting symptoms of testicular cancer are bad (ie painful?). Most men who present with testicular cancer present with a nodule or painless swelling of one testicle. About a third complain of a dull ache or heavy sensation in the scotal region. About 10% present with acute pain. Read more...
They can be. Usually testicular cancer presents as a mass in the testicle that may or may not be painful. Having a mass in the testicle may increase the chance of the testicle getting twisted around, which can be quite painful. Sometimes the pain from the mass can be referred (sort of transmitted) to where it is felt in the groin, the back, or the lower abdomen. Read more...

How do I know if I have testicular cancer?

Check yourself first. If you are a male between 15- 40 you should always check yourself at least once a month for new hard lumps in your scrotum and attached to your testes. If you feel something unusual go see your doctor to check for sure. Read more...
See your doctor. Testicular cancer is usually associated with enlargement of testis or a mass in the tested. However, it is possible to have testicular cancer without detectable mass and may require lab tests or imaging. Read more...

How do I know if I have testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer. The only way to know for sure is to see you doc ASAP. Please do so. This type of cancer often shows up in young adult males in their late 20s-early 30s. Your doc will examine you and let you know. There are many other much more likely possibilities for symptoms you may be having. Peace and good health. Read more...

How can I know if I have testicular cancer?

See your. Primary care doctor who will exam you. They may order a testicular ultrasound if there is suspicion for a mass. Also, do a self exam and feel for any lumps. Read more...

How can I tell if I have testicular cancer?

Doctor! The only way to know for sure is to see a doctor and perhaps get an ultrasound as well! assuming those are negative, monthly self exam would be recommended. Read more...

What to do if I have testicular cancer please help?

See doctor(s). Many cases of testicular cancer can be treated and cured. First, establish the diagnosis with a doctor who specializes in testicular diseases (such as a urologist). After diagnosis confirmed (biopsy or surgery), then a multimodality treatment approach (surgery/chemotherapy/radiotherapy/nutrition/mental health) is common. Md anderson cancer center in houston is a great place, seeing you from tx. Read more...

What is the chance of testicular cancer re-occurring?

Survival by stage. Stage 5-year relative survival rate localized 99% regional 96% distant 72%. Read more...
Depends. There are different types of testicular cancer (seminoma being the most curable.) depending on the type of testicular cancer and the stage of the cancer the recurrence rates after treatment will vary. The treatments themselves vary based on these factors, as well. Learn more about this here: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/testicular-cancer/treatment. Read more...