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Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Testis -- Cancer,
  • Testis -- Tumors

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNational Cancer Institute
    SeriesNIH publication -- no. 90-654, Research report, Research report (National Cancer Institute (U.S.))
    ContributionsNational Cancer Institute (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination19 p. :
    Number of Pages19
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14427501M

    I got there and there was the doctor I had seen and a Macmillan nurse. It's important to choose a surgeon who has experience with this kind of surgery. The ACS recommends examination of the testicles during a cancer-related checkup every 3 years for men over age 20 and annually after age There are different drugs that doctors might recommend, but all of them work to kill cancer cells.

    I was lying there and, when I moved myself a bit, something felt uncomfortable and out of place. Tests that examine the testicles and blood are used to detect find and diagnose testicular cancer. It can also help keep the cancer from coming back. Testicular cancer can usually be cured in patients who receive adjuvant chemotherapy or radiation therapy after their primary treatment. There are two types of germ cell tumors: seminomas and non-seminomas.

    Men who have cancer in one testicle have a small lifetime risk of developing it in the other one, whether or not they had an undescended testicle. Being a man is being alive for as long as you can be to look after your family, your friends, and look after each other. A couple of months later I noticed that it was growing and I think because of the embarrassment, I just ignored it and hoped that it would go away. They are located in the scrotum, behind the penis. The testicles will be examined to check for lumps, swelling, or pain.


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Testicular cancer book

These stromal cancers are called Sertoli cell tumors and Leydig cell tumors. After this, blood testing and a CT scan may be performed to determine the stage of the cancer.

These are called tumor markers. Also, 5-year survival estimates are based on information that is at least 5 years old. Men also may notice breast enlargement called gynecomastia. Disease Burden An estimated 7, new cases of testicular cancer will be diagnosed and men will die of the disease in the United States in Prognosis Testicular cancer usually can be cured if it is detected and treated early.

In most cases, the cancer only affects one of the testicles. This means that some men will not be diagnosed until the disease is in an advanced stage. You'll also need a scan of your entire body. They found out it was indeed cancer — although a different type this time — and had to have my remaining testicle removed.

The process used to find out if cancer has spread within the testicles or to other parts of the body is called staging. It's the main type of treatment for testicular cancer, so if you have testicular cancer, it's likely you'll need to have an orchidectomy.

What makes a man? A CT scan revealed a cancer of the testicles that had spread to a lymph node and a lung. Testicular cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in young adult men, particularly between ages 30 to A dye may be injected into a vein or swallowed to help the organs or tissues show up more clearly.

The following 3 tumor markers are used in staging testicular cancer :. But, this depends on the size of the lymph nodes with cancer. They produce testosterone and other male hormones. A small percentage of testicular cancers are tumors of supportive tissues.

MRI magnetic resonance imaging : A procedure that uses a magnet, radio wavesand a computer to make a series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body, such as the abdomen. If you notice any change with your body but leave it, the chances are you might need chemotherapy which will take you a long time to bounce back from.

Sometimes the cancer will have already spread at the initial time of diagnosis. The two main types of testicular germ cell tumors are seminomas and nonseminomas.Testicular cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of one or both testicles.

The testicles are 2 egg-shaped glands located inside the scrotum (a sac of loose skin that lies directly below the penis).The testicles are held within the scrotum by the spermatic cord, which also contains the vas deferens and vessels and nerves of the testicles.

Check Yourself

Testicular cancer can be deadly. Luckily, the disease is also easily curable — if a man finds it in time. Testicular cancer usually begins as a painless lump, which can be found without a doctor’s help. For his own good health, every man — not just older men — should know how to do a [ ].

There has been a quiet revolution between the early ’s and the early ’s with regard to treatment of testicular cancer. As a result the 5-year cancer survival rates, which were only 10% in the ’s, have increased to 90% or more in the ’s.

Testicular cancer is derived from the germ cell.

Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer is one of the most beatable cancers when detected early. Nearly 99%. Here’s what to look for, and what to do if you feel something suspicious. The shower is the best place to perform a self-exam, since the steam relaxes your scrotum and makes it easier to feel around.

Testicular cancer is a highly curable cancer that develops in the part of the male reproductive system known as the testes.

Testicular cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 35, but it can occur in older men as well.

2, men are diagnosed with testicular cancer every year. Yet, 70% of men don’t check regularly; one in 10 doesn’t know how to self-examine and a quarter have never performed a self-examination.

Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer among men aged