How quickly does testicular cancer spread?

Depends on cell type. Most testicular cancers grow fairly fast, and many of them have already spread even when diagosed early and primary tumor is small. Mature teratomas of testis tend to grow slowly and seldom spread. Other end of spectrum is the so called choriocarcinoma which is extremely malignant, & grows & spreads very fast. Both are uncommon. However never delay when a testicular lump is found.
Quickly at times. Testicular cancer has a very fast onset. Testicular cancer grows rapidly, with tumors doubling in size in just 10 to 30 days. Testicular cancer can metastasize quickly, meaning that it can spread to other parts of the body. There is a high cure rate if found early (approaching 100%).

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How quickly does testicular cancer spreads?

Relatively quickly. Unfortunately, testicular cancer generally tends to grow rapidly relative to other cancers. It then tends to spread, in a fairly predictable pattern, to the lymph nodes behind the abdominal cavity, then potentially to other organs. This makes prompt diagnosis and treatment very important. If you feel a mass in the testicle, don't delay evaluation and see your physician as soon as possible. Read more...

Can testicular cancer spread by un-protected sex?

No. Cancer is not a transmissible disease like a bacterial or viral infection. Cancer is a mutation of genes in a group of cells that begin growing without normal cellular control. Read more...

Any ideas on where can testicular cancer spread to?

Follows lymphatics. The first site of metastases is usually the retroperitoneal lymph nodes. The second is often the lungs. Read more...

What's the prognosis of testicular cancer that did spread to the lymph nodes?

Very good & curable. What kind of testicular cance- seminoma vs non seminoma? How is the ldh? Afp?B-hcg? Any spreading to other organ besides lymph nodes? What therapy did you get? Those are important questions.Prognosis of testicular cancer is very good and curable even in the setting of lymph nodes involvement- providing that you did get the right treatment off course. See your oncologist and discuss all in detail. Read more...
Still quite good. If this is currently being managed..Ie surgery, chemotherapy, then it is still a good prognosis. Remember that lance arstrong had cancer that spread to his brain and other organs and of course has no current evidence of this. Read more...
Still good. In testicular cancer, 95% patients are cured if treated right. This seems like stage ii. Depending on whether it is a seminoma or not, it would get inguinal orchiectomy followed by radiation therapy or lymph node dissection. Salvage therapy can rescue 25% of those not cured by primary therapy. Read more...

What does tumour markers (for testicular cancer)mean? Does the cancer have to be wide spread before it shows in the blood?

Can help differentia. Tumor markers in testicular cancer such as beta HCG and AFP are not as specific as other markers like psa for prostate cancer, but can be useful in differentiating pure seminoma from mixed or non seminoma testicular cancers. They are not screening tools. Read more...
Tumor blood test. Tumors can make substances detectable in the blood that can be novel or abnormal levels of substances normally found. Read more...
The 2 markers. 1. Alpha-feto-protein, never seen in seminoma, common in embryonal or yolk sac tumors; 2. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hcg), rarely mildy elevated in seminoma, associated with teratoma, dysgerminoma, also pregnancy in women. They are measured before removal, and followed. Should the tumor recur, the marker may rise before the tumor can be seen by imaging. Read more...
Depends on tumor. Tumor markers refer to molecules made as products or byproducts of certain tumor cells that are detected in the blood or serum. They can be used to screen for cancer, as in prostate, or for staging, prognosis and diagnosis, as in testicular, or used to measure response to treatment or detect recurrences. Not all cancers have associated markers. Some markers are useful for many tumor types. Read more...
No. There are three different tumor markers that can be elevated in different types of testicular cancer: beta hcg, afp, and ldh. They can be elevated even when the cancer is only in the testicle and hasn't spread anywhere else in the body. On the other hand, it is also possible to have metastases without elevated markers because some types often don't make any marker at all (eg pure seminoma). Read more...

Is it possible for testicular cancer to have spread after early detection and removal? One month has passed since the tumor was removed.

Yes. Testicular cancers are more often detected late than early, known to spread early even after surgery, but the great news , thanks to our oncologists, is virtually they can be cured even with spread , by availability of excellent chemotherapy, best example is cyclist l aramstrong. Read more...
Yes but... ..it would mean that it spread BEFORE the cancer was removed (it cannot "jump back" after it is out). You see, cancer can spread microscopically and go undetected for months or years until it grows to a point where it can be detected by labs or scans. Chill, though. Even if it comes back, testicular cancer is highly curable with current chemo programs. Best to you. Read more...

Does testicular cancer made up of embryonic and yolk sac spread and where to?

Yes it can. Typically testicular cancer spreads to the lymph nodes in the abdomen; spread to the lungs is also quite common. Read more...
Yes, see below. Embryonal carcinoma is a rare but aggressive testicular tumor. It may be in the pure form or with mixed germ cell component, including yolk sac tumor when it has elevated AFP level. It can invade the surrounding lining of the testicle, invade the spermatic cord, spread to the regional lymph nodes, spread to other lymph nodes, to the lungs or other organs. Read more...