It is very important for each man to know more about this disease.It is assessed that 8,720 men in the United States will be determined to have testicular tumor in 2016. The normal period of analysis is just 33. Typically, the primary indication of testicular growth is an adjustment in the size or state of one or both gonads. Much of the time, this change doesn’t bring about agony.
THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS OF TESTICULAR CANCER:
- A swelling and/or lump in one or both testicles. You may or may not have pain in the testes or scrotum.
- A heavy feeling in the scrotum.
- A pain or feeling of pressure in the lower belly or groin.
In uncommon cases, germ cell tumors can bring about bosom development or soreness. A few tumors cell may make estrogen, which can prompt bosom development or loss of sexual hunger.
Early adolescence in young men: Some cell tumors can make androgens (male sex hormones), which may not bring on any manifestations in men, but rather in young men they can bring about indications of a pubescence at an early age (like a developing voice and development of facial and body hair).
1. It is normal that one testicle is a little bit larger than the other
2. It is also normal that one testicle hangs lower than the other.
THE SYMPTOMS OF TESTICULAR CANCER IN LATER STAGES:
- Advanced stage of testicular cancer is when cancer has spread to other organs. The symptoms depend on the affected parts. Some symptoms of late-stage testicular cancer are:
- Severe pain in the lower back and belly that occurs as a result of cancer spreading to the lymph nodes in the back of the belly.
- Constant lack of energy, sweating without reason, recurrent fever, and frequent feeling of illness.
- Shortness of breath, coughing, and chest pain: In some cases, coughing up blood may develop if the cancer has spread to the lungs.
- Frequent headache or confusion: When the cancer has spread to the brain.
- Belly Pain: It occurs from either enlarged lymph nodes or because the cancer has spread to the liver.
TESTICULAR EXAMS AND TESTS:
Testicular Ultrasound: This test can be used to rule out other possible causes of an enlarged, or painful testicle before the testicle is removed.
Blood Tests: Testicular diseases regularly create abnormal amounts of a few hormones that can be measured through blood tests. Specialists call them tumor markers. There are 3 distinctive tumor markers that can be made by testicular disease: Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP), Beta-Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (ß-HCG) and Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH).
Imaging tests: Like Chest-X-ray, and CT scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis.
Testicular disease is presumably the most treatable type of tumor, particularly on the off chance that it is distinguished in its initial stages. We prescribe you to perform self-exam once per month. In the event that you feel like there is something bizarre, you ought to counsel with a specialist promptly.