Should I be worried if I have testicular cancer?
When to see a GP
See a GP if you notice a swelling, lump or any other change in 1 of your testicles. Lumps within the scrotum can have many different causes, and testicular cancer is rare. Your GP will examine you and if they think the lump is in your testicle, they may consider cancer as a possible cause.
Does testicular cancer hurt a lot?
Some testicular tumors might cause pain, but most of the time they don’t. Men with testicular cancer may also have a heavy or aching feeling in the lower belly or scrotum.
How do you feel when you have cancer in your balls?
Hold your testicle between your thumbs and fingers with both hands and roll it gently between your fingers. Look and feel for any hard lumps or nodules (smooth rounded masses) or any change in the size, shape, or consistency of your testicles.
Can you live a long life after testicular cancer?
The general 5-year survival rate for men with testicular cancer is 95%. This means that 95 men out of every 100 men diagnosed with testicular cancer will live at least 5 years after diagnosis. The survival rate is higher for people diagnosed with early-stage cancer and lower for those with later-stage cancer.
How long can you live with untreated testicular cancer?
Survival for all stages of testicular cancer
more than 95 out of 100 men (more than 95%) will survive their cancer for 1 year or more after they are diagnosed. 95 out of 100 men (95%) will survive their cancer for 5 years or more after diagnosis.
What are 5 warning signs of testicular cancer?
Five Common Signs of Testicular Cancer
- A painless lump, swelling or enlargement of one or both testes.
- Pain or heaviness in the scrotum.
- A dull ache or pressure in the groin, abdomen or low back.
- A general feeling of malaise, including unexplained fatigue, fever, sweating, coughing, shortness of breath or mild chest pains.
Does testicular cancer spread quickly?
Seminomas tend to grow and spread more slowly than nonseminomas, which are more common, accounting for roughly 60 percent of all testicular cancers. How quickly a cancer spreads will vary from patient to patient.
What is a pea sized lump in testicle?
Epididymal cysts are very common and can happen at any age. They’re fluid-filled cysts (a tissue sac that can contain clear liquid or pus) that grow from the epididymis (a thin, coiled tube) of the testicle. Usually, they look like a pea-sized lump at the top of the testicle, but they can become larger.
Do you lose weight with testicular cancer?
If the cancer has spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body it may cause: pain in the back or lower abdomen. weight loss.
Can late stage testicular cancer be cured?
Some types of recurring testicular cancer have a cure rate of over 95%. Recurrences that happen after previous combination chemotherapy can also be cured, but the chances of this will vary between individuals and you’ll need to ask your doctors to discuss this with you.
What can be mistaken for testicular cancer?
More common than testicular cancer is epididymitis, which is inflammation of the epididymis, a tubular structure next to the testicle where sperm mature. About 600,000 men get it each year, most commonly between ages 19 and 35.
Which testicle is more important?
The left testicle is bigger than the right one; therefore, the left vein is longer than the right. Because the left vein is longer, it is subject to more difficulties when draining. Poor drainage can lead to pathological conditions such as testicular swelling and pain.