Testicular Cancer – Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

By on February 21, 2014 in Forms of Cancer

What is Testicular Cancer?

As the name implies this is a Cancer that forms in tissues of the testis (one of two egg-shaped glands inside the scrotum that make sperm and male hormones). Testicular cancer usually occurs in young or middle-aged men. Two main types of testicular cancer are seminomas (cancers that grow slowly and are sensitive to radiation therapy) and non-seminomas (different cell types that grow more quickly than seminomas).

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Testicular Cancer?

testicularWhat is the most common; in fact more than ninety percent of patients present with a painless lump or mass in the testicle. Very often also patients may also notice a sensation of heaviness in the scrotum or lower abdominal aching. Then, also scrotal enlargement or swelling is also common in patients with testicular cancer. But having said that some patients with testicular cancer have no symptoms at all, especially in the early stage.

It should also be noted that even with metastatic disease (when cancer has spread to other organs), only about 25% of patients may experience symptoms related to the metastasis before the diagnosis. And, the most common place for the disease spread is to the lymph nodes in the posterior part of the abdomen. Therefore, it is especially important to take note of constant lower back pain as this is a frequent symptom of later-stage testicular cancer. Then again, if the cancer has spread to the lungs, cough, chest pain, and/or shortness of breath can occur. Also, hemoptysis (sputum with blood) may also develop. Here is a summary of the main symptoms:

  • A dull ache in the lower abdomen, back, or in the groin
  • A feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
  • Discomfort or pain in a testicle or in the scrotum
  • A lump or mass in either testicle
  • Any enlargement or swelling of a testicle
  • A collection of fluid in the scrotum

Causes and Risk Factors of Testicular Cancer

The exact cause of testicular cancer is unknown, but some of the following may be contributing factors.

  • Undescended testicle (cryptorchidism)
  • Family history
  • HIV/AIDS infection
  • Infertility (Men with infertility problems are more at risk)
  • Being white in race
  • Carcinoma in situ of the testicle

Testicular Cancer 5 Year Survival Rates 

When using conventional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, typical 5 year survival rates for Testicular cancer patients are:

Localized – cancer is located only in the testicle.

Regional – cancer has spread to lymph nodes and tissue.

Distant – cancer has spread to organs or lymph nodes away from the tumor.

Stage
5 Year Survival Rate
Localized 99%
Regional 96%
Distant74%

Alternative natural treatments for testicular cancer may include:

  • HYPERTHERMIA Local & Body
  • RIFE TIME Anti-Cancer Virus
  • EFT (Emotional Healing)
  • Immune Enhancement
  • Wheat Grass /Chlorophyll
  • TRICAN nutritional Formula
  • Coffee enemas
  • Flaxseed oil enemas
  • VEGA Cancer Test
  • VEGA MATRIX body alignment
  • ESSENTIAL OILS
  • HEALTH RESTORE Blanket
  • PAIN MASTER (for pain)
  • Vitamin D3 30,000 iu & Vitamin K
  • Carrot / Vegetable Juice
  • Rick Simpson Oil
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