Testicular cancer

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  • Testicular Cancer
    • What is it?
      • Cancer (uncontrollable cell growth and division) in the male sex organs
    • Symptoms
      • Lump or swelling in the testicles which can be about the size of a pea or larger
      • A dull ache or sharp pain in the testicles
      • A feeling of heaviness or sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum
      • A dull ache in the lower abdomen
    • Causes
      • family history
      • being born with undescended testicles
      • age
    • Treatment
      • After referral from G.P. patients are treated by a multidisciplinary team
      • orchidectomy
      • testosterone replacement therapy
      • Lymph node surgery
      • radiotherapy
      • chemotherapy
      • follow up
        • physical examination
        • blood tests
        • CT scan
    • Impacts on the patient
      • physical
        • uncomfortable
      • intellectual
        • hinder concentration while working
        • improved knowledge of testicular cancer
      • emotional
        • fear
        • embarrassment
        • denial
      • social
        • isolating himself from friends
      • financial
        • reduced income if taking time of work

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