News Letter
Information about Testicular Cancer

 

Testicular cancer is cancer that develops in the Testicles.

 

In 2013, 8300 deaths occurred due to Testicular cancer globally. In 1990, number of deaths resulted from Testicular cancer were 7000. In the United States, about 8,000 cases are diagnosed every year whereas in the UK, approximately 2,000 people are diagnosed each year. Over a lifetime, the risk of developing Testicular cancer is roughly 1 in 200. It is mostly found in males of age group 20–39 years. It is rarely seen before the age of 15 years.

 

Testicular cancer has highest curing rate. Overall five- year survival is found to be 95%.

 

Testicular cancer has a good survival rates and especially survival rates are excellent if the disease is diagnosed in primary or early stages. Hence one of the important aspect in treating Testicular cancer is to prevent progression of disease and maintain patient’s quality of life. Rasayana plays a very important role in preventing disease progression. Various animal experiments and also clinical evidences have proved that Rasayana compounds significantly reduces the risk of disease progression.

 

Besides reducing risk of disease progression Rasayana also maintains patients quality of life to near normal. Rasayana also helps increase patients quality of life by several fold. It also cause tumor regression. In advanced stage patients with Testicular cancer Rasayana shows excellent improvement in quality of life, increase in survival and prevention of disease progression.

 

A person having Testicular cancer can show following symptoms-

 

1. A lump or swelling in the testicle (Most common symptom).

2. Discomfort in testicle or scrotum.

3. Pain in the testicle or scrotum.

4. Heaviness in scrotum.

5. Tender or swollen breast.

6. Backache (In advance stage).

7. Dull pain in lower abdomen (In advance stage).

 

Till date exact causes of Testicular cancer are not fully understood. However, we know several factors that can increase risk of developing the condition. These are-

 

1. Undescended testes.

2. Carcinoma in Situ ( A group of abnormal cells that can turn into cancer).

3. Fertility problems.

4. Poor sperm quality.

5. Family History.

6. Abnormality of penis and urethra.

7. Umbilical hernia.

8. HIV or AIDS.

9. Testicular injury.

10.Vasectomy.

 

If a person notices a few symptoms mentioned earlier he is examined to confirm the diagnosis.

 

1. Clinical examination, including examination of the spermatic cord and scrotal skin.

2. Scrotal ultra sound to confirm presence of testicular mass.

3. Blood tests like AFP- Alpha Feto Protein, HCG- Human Chorionic Gonadotropins, LDH- Lactate Dehydrogenase. Higher levels have an adverse prognosis.

4. MRI Scan.

 

Treatment of Testicular cancer is depends on its stage-

 

1. Stage 1 (Tumor confined to testis)- Only surgery- Inguinal orchidectomy with insertion of testicular prosthesis.

2. Stage 2 (Enlarged retroperitoneal or pelvic lymph nodes) - Surgery with Radiotherapy or Chemotherapy

3. Stage 3- Surgery with Chemotherapy.

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