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How can I tell if I have testicle cancer?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: You can self
Exam: testes are ovular spheres, there is a slightly lumpy tail called the epidydymus in the back of each.
If your worry, go to gp/urgent care (not er) for pro exam. They may w/u with u/s and blood if they are suspicious. Only bx proves dx.

In brief: You can self
Exam: testes are ovular spheres, there is a slightly lumpy tail called the epidydymus in the back of each.
If your worry, go to gp/urgent care (not er) for pro exam. They may w/u with u/s and blood if they are suspicious. Only bx proves dx.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Self palpation
You can feel most testis cancers as a hard lump or nodule on the test is, or diffuse enlargement of the testis itself.
Go and see a urologist asap if if you have either of the above. A scrotal ultrasound will then be performed and blood drawn for tumor markers. Surgery indicated asap if ultrasound positive, usually before results of tumor markers. They would be baseline for later comparison.

In brief: Self palpation
You can feel most testis cancers as a hard lump or nodule on the test is, or diffuse enlargement of the testis itself.
Go and see a urologist asap if if you have either of the above. A scrotal ultrasound will then be performed and blood drawn for tumor markers. Surgery indicated asap if ultrasound positive, usually before results of tumor markers. They would be baseline for later comparison.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: See your doctor
While there is usually a mass or swelling of the affected testis, there are some tumors that produce metastases with little physical change in the testis.
Please consult your doctor to see if lab tests may be warranted.

In brief: See your doctor
While there is usually a mass or swelling of the affected testis, there are some tumors that produce metastases with little physical change in the testis.
Please consult your doctor to see if lab tests may be warranted.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Self exam and doctor
Testicular cancer is a form of cancer that affects men mostly between 18 and 55.
It would feel as a distinct palpable nodule within the testicle itself and this can be confirmed by ultrasound. There are some blood tests that can aid in the diagnosis. If suspicious or concerned get examined right away.

In brief: Self exam and doctor
Testicular cancer is a form of cancer that affects men mostly between 18 and 55.
It would feel as a distinct palpable nodule within the testicle itself and this can be confirmed by ultrasound. There are some blood tests that can aid in the diagnosis. If suspicious or concerned get examined right away.
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Dr. Rolando Rivera
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