Testicular Cancer in Auckland

Testicular cancer occurs when cells in a testicle become

malignant

and grow into a

tumour

. Signs and symptoms can include a lump in either

testicle

, pain in the abdomen or groin, pain in the testicles or scrotum, a weighted feeling in the scrotum, a sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum, back pain and an enlargement or tenderness of the breasts. A physical exam, medical history and tests will diagnose testicular cancer. A

blood test

and an

ultrasound

can diagnose a tumour. A

radical inguinal orchiectomy

is the surgical procedure to remove a testicle for

biopsy

. Specialists who treat testicular cancer are

urologists

,

medical or radiation oncologists

and

surgeons

. Treatment can include

radiation

or

chemotherapy

.

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