is cancer that develops in the testicles, a part of the male reproductive system.
One of the first signs of testicular cancer is often a lump or swelling in the testes.
Symptoms may also include one or more of the following:
• a lump in one testis which may or may not be painful
• sharp pain or a dull ache in the lower abdomen or scrotum
• a feeling often described as "heaviness" in the scrotum
• breast enlargement (gynecomastia) from hormonal effects of β-hCG
• low back pain (lumbago) due to the cancer spreading to the lymph nodes along the back
• The main way testicular cancer is diagnosed is via a lump or mass inside a testis.
• Scrotal Ultrasound
• CT scans
• Inguinal Orchiectomy: is a specific method of orchiectomy whereby one or both testicles and the full spermatic cord are surgically removed through an incision in the lower lateral abdomen
• Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) is a procedure to remove abdominal lymph nodes to treat testicular cancer, as well as help establish its exact stage and type. It is usually performed using an incision that extends from the sternum to several inches below the navel.
Consult at Aadil Hospital for appropriate medical and surgical treatment.