|WHAT IS TESTICULAR TUMOR?|
Testicular tumor is a disease when testicular cells become abnormal in one or both testicles. Normally, testicular tumor almost occurs in just one testis rather than both. However about two to three percent occur in both testis either at the same time or successively. The tumor spread from the gland; from several sources within the gland, it starts in the fat layer of the prostate. From there it spread to the bladder, drainage seminal gland and nearby lymph nodes.
Testicular cancer occurs depends on the several risk factors. The doctors have confirmed among the factors that can cause a man suffering from testicular tumors are as follows:
- Family History
For the men who have the brother or sons have had testicular cancer have an increased risk of testicular tumor. Men whose father had testicular tumor are 4 times more likely to develop it and men with a brother who had testicular tumor are 9 times more likely to develop it.
- Men with a history of fertility problems
Men that have fertility problem have poor sperm quality. He also increases risk of testicular tumor. The problem they identified were low semen concentration, sperm that did not move around as much as normal or high proportion of abnormal sperm. There is a significant between fertility and testicular tumor risk.
- Ethnic background
White races are 6 times more likely to develop testicular tumor than black. Testicular tumor is more common in some racial and social group.
- Inflammation of the testicle-irradiation.
- Mother’s hormone and pregnancy factors
The level of certain hormones in the mother in early pregnancy may affect the risk of testicular tumor in their son. The higher levels of a hormone known as dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate gave a lower risk of testicular tumor. Men whose mothers had bleeding during pregnancy have a higher risk of testicular tumor. But men who have older brother and sister have a lower risk.
- Testicular injury
Mostly they have injury during sport are often causes swelling and lumps in the testicle and this can make a tumor difficult to spot. If you have injured your testicle and have any swelling please see the doctor for a checkup.
|WHAT IS THE SYMPTOM?|
Usually the monthly testicular self-examinations, performed after a warm shower, can help detect the tumor at early stages, when it is more likely to be successfully treated.
- Painless lump or swelling on either testicle.
- Pain or discomfort, with or without swelling, in a testicle or the scrotum.
- Change in the lower abdomen or groin
- Sudden buildup of fluid in the scrotum
- Breast tenderness or growth
- Lower back pain, shortness of breath, chest pain, and bloody sputum or phlegm.
- Swelling of one or both legs or shortness of breath from a blood clot.