Testicular cancer occurs in the testicular tissue and its pathological source is complex, but it is relatively rare in clinic, accounting for about 1% of all male malignancies. Testicular cancer is mainly common in the young men aged 15 to 39, while the curative rate of testicular cancer is relatively high.
Early detection and positive treatment is the key. Therefore, young men should enhance awareness of disease prevention. Once found the following special signs, you should promptly go to regular hospital for check.
1. Enlargement of Testicle: This results from the interminably growth of tumor cells. The shape of enlargement is not uniform, sometimes very irregular, while the testicle growing with tumor will be markedly enlarged.
2. Hardened testicle: testicle is as hard as stone by touching, which is very different from general testicular inflammation that is uniformly swelling and soft by touching. Although testicle is very hard, but there is no pain when touched, which is also a difference between testicular inflammations.
3. Heavy sense of testicle: since testicular tumor is formed by the growth of numerous tumor cells, so it is a solid mass. With growing, the weight of testicle will increase, thus the patient will have a sense of falling and even it will affect walking. Lift the testicle with hand and a sense of holding a stone can be felt.
4. Transillumination test negative: Generally when hydrocele appears transparency of scrotum and testicle will increase, thus transmittance test will be positive. While testicular tumors grow densely and solidly, no liquid at all, so the transillumination test will be negative.