Testicular Cancer Causes Life After Testicle Cancer Cause
Can You Get Pregnant With Testicular Cancer?
The topic of pregnancy after testicular cancer is very controversial among many people. Some believe that it is not possible, while others say that they have had successful pregnancies with their partners having testicular cancer. There are several reasons why one might think that pregnancy cannot occur following testicular cancer. One reason is because there are no known ways to prevent or cure testicular cancer. Another reason is that it may take up to five years before symptoms of testicular cancer begin to appear. For this reason, it is impossible to know if someone has had testicular cancer at one time or not.
Can Testicular Cancer Be Prevented and Is There a Cure?
There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to testicular cancer. One of these misconceptions is that if you have undescended testes, then you will develop testicular cancer. This is false. While people who have undescended testes do have a slightly increased risk of developing testicular cancer when compared to the average person, this is not a foregone conclusion. It is a common misconception that testicular cancer cannot be treated or prevented. While this is true for the most part, there are things that you can do to prevent or at least lower your risk of developing testicular cancer.
What causes testicular cancer?
There is a lot of controversy when it comes to what causes testicular cancer. There are many different factors that can contribute to the cause of testicular cancer. For most people, it is believed that a combination of both genetic and environmental factors play a role.
Cells are capable of becoming cancerous due to certain mutations that occur within the DNA. These mutations are caused by both external and internal forces. These mutations can be inherited or occur at some point during the body’s life. Sometimes these mutations cause no problems.
Other times, they can cause damage that may lead to cancer.
Cells have a natural ability to repair damaged DNA. When a cell is mutated, it may not be repairable. Alternatively, a damaged cell may be repaired but in a manner that causes it to become cancerous.
The probability that a cell will become cancerous is related to age. In general, as someone gets older the number of cells in their body increase. More cells means more opportunities for mutations to occur. As one ages, the ability of cells to repair themselves decreases.
This means that when a cell is mutated, it is less likely able to repair itself compared to a younger cell.
The risk factors for testicular cancer are often related to genetics. Most people who develop testicular cancer have a family history of the disease. This is why it has been determined that genetics does play a role in the cause of testicular cancer.
There are other risk factors that are related to personal habits. Men who have not had any children, men who have experienced a fertility issue and men with an undescended testicle are more likely to develop testicular cancer.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Testicular cancer is diagnosed using a combination of physical exams, lab tests and imaging tests. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of this condition, it is important to see your doctor right away. If left untreated, testicular cancer can be fatal.
Treatment for testicular cancer can be surgical or nonsurgical. During surgery, all or part of the affected testicle is removed. In some cases, chemotherapy and radiation therapy may also be used to treat this condition.
It is important to remember that testicular cancer is highly curable. The chances of survival are high if this condition is detected early.
Living with testicular cancer
After treatment for testicular cancer, it is common to experience a wide range of emotions. Men who have had this condition may experience an ongoing fear that the cancer will return. They may also experience ongoing anxiety that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body even when this is not the case. These fears can be managed with ongoing support.
There are a number of resources that can help men who are experiencing emotional issues related to having had testicular cancer. It is important to know that you are not alone in your fears and concerns. There are others who have experienced what you are going through and there are a variety of ways to find the support that you need.
It is also important to maintain a positive attitude and use the strategies that you have learned to keep your fears from taking over. Everyone reacts to testicular cancer treatment differently. You may find that the changes you have experienced have opened your eyes to new ways of living. Your outlook on life may be much more positive as a result of this experience.
No matter what you are feeling or experiencing, it is important to remember that you will get through this. There are others who have traveled your path and have come out stronger on the other side.
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