|Staging of Testicular Cancer
The staging of testicular cancer is an indication of whether the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Staging is useful in determining a treatment plan for the cancer.
Staging is a measure of the degree to which the cancer has spread. Cancer s... Read more »
|Risk factors for testicular cancer
The exact cause of testicular cancer is not established, but known to some risk factors that may contribute to its development.
Having one or more risk factors does not mean that cancer is inevitable. Some patients with testicular cancer have been no risk factors.
So, we list the risk factors for testicular cancer.
Age. Most cases of testicular cancer ... Read more »
|This page includes statistics on the cost of my treatment so far. These are the billed amounts; the actual amounts paid by the insurance company are typically 15% to 30% less, due to pre-arranged discounts (average discount 25%).
- Initial urologist appointment: $215.00
- Urologist surgical expense: $1,100.00
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|Chemotherapy of testicular cancer
Side effects of chemotherapy
Chemotherapy - a method of treating malignant tumors. It is based on the use of specific chemicals - chemotherapy - which have a destructive effect on cancer cells. Moreover, different chemotherapy drugs have different mechanisms of action in cancer.
The principle of chemotherapy based on the fact ... Read more »
|Radiation therapy of testicular cancer
For the treatment of cancers can be applied radiotherapy. Its principle is based on the fact that the radiation more sensitive cells, which are characterized by rapid growth and development. These cells include cancer cells.
Radiation therapy refers to local cancer therapy, that is, its impact is only on the tumor itself.
Radiation therapy can be used both ... Read more »
|What causes testicular cancer?
Medicine no known cause of testicular cancer, but there is a relationship of this disease with certain factors, which are listed below.
Ten percent of testicular cancer affects men, who in the past been diagnosed with "cryptorchidism" (incomplete prolapse testes into the scrotum). In the body of each boy's testicles develop in the pelvic cavity and, in most cases, move to th... Read more »
|Cryptorchidism, the white race and the presence of a family history of testicular cancer are major risk factors for this disease. None of these risk factors can not be prevented because they are already present at birth. In addition, many men suffering from testicular cancer, there is no known risk factors. For these reasons, there is no way to prevent most cases of testicular cancer.
Appropriate in the case of cryptorchidism take surgical action. Knowledge ... Read more »
Treatment of cancer and other malignant lesions of the testicle, usually complex. The combination of radiotherapy with surgery and chemotherapy makes today the best results. Quality of treatment depends primarily on the following factors:
- early detection of tumors
- complete resection of primary tumor
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|Typically, the patient complained of accidentally discovered by a dense formation of a painless, nodule or swelling in the testis, whose appearance may be accompanied by a feeling of heaviness or a dull ache in the abdomen. It may sometimes be severe pain due to the rapid growth of tumors, which causes hemorrhage and necrosis. 10% of patients the first manifestation is epididymitis. Almost 50% of patients the first metastases are detected, but only 10% of them have ... Read more »