When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor as soon as
possible if you have any symptoms of testicular cancer, including:
- A swelling or lump in one or both of the
testes. You may or may not have pain in the testicles or scrotum.
- A heavy feeling in the scrotum.
- A dull pain or feeling
of pressure in the lower belly or groin.
Some early-stage testicular cancers are successfully managed
a "wait-and-see" approach after surgery. This option involves frequent exams as well as blood tests and
imaging tests to watch your condition. Surveillance may let you avoid the side effects from other follow-up treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Who to see
Health professionals who can evaluate your symptoms
and your risk for
testicular cancer include:
Health professionals who can manage your cancer
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
January 4, 2013
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