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Can an epididymal cyst turn cancerous?

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Dr Rabii Madi
Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Epididymal cyst

Epididymal cyst is a benign cyst and does not turn into cancer.
It might grow though and in that case it might cause some testicualr discomfort. Regular exams ( twice a year) is the way to follow it up.

In brief: Epididymal cyst

Epididymal cyst is a benign cyst and does not turn into cancer.
It might grow though and in that case it might cause some testicualr discomfort. Regular exams ( twice a year) is the way to follow it up.
Dr Rabii Madi
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Dr Ben Scharf
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes,but rarely

has it been confirmed by histology (microscopic exam of the tissue?

In brief: Yes,but rarely

has it been confirmed by histology (microscopic exam of the tissue?
Dr Ben Scharf
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Dr James Lin
Urology

In brief: No, but...

I have never heard or read any discussion on such concern in my 45-yr study and practice in urology.
Theoretically, cancerous change can be a concern, but very unlikely; as stated, I have never heard or read.... For individual concern, ask and talk with Doc timely.

In brief: No, but...

I have never heard or read any discussion on such concern in my 45-yr study and practice in urology.
Theoretically, cancerous change can be a concern, but very unlikely; as stated, I have never heard or read.... For individual concern, ask and talk with Doc timely.
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Dr Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: Unheard of

Sebacious cysts never turn cancerous.
There is a rare type of cancer called sebacious carcinoma that has a similar presentation to sebacious cyst, but it's very rare (however, I have one patient like that).

In brief: Unheard of

Sebacious cysts never turn cancerous.
There is a rare type of cancer called sebacious carcinoma that has a similar presentation to sebacious cyst, but it's very rare (however, I have one patient like that).
Dr Pavel Conovalciuc
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