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Forum Name: Testicular Cancer
|DBigBassMan - Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:51 am||
Has not been determined to be cancerous, yet. Most Medical sites are suggesting removal, then Biopsy and treatment if neccessary. My Urologist wants to do Biopsy, then removal if needed. He says that if it is cancer it can spread on its own, that "spillage" of cancer cells should not be a concern. Is this the normal procedures being used today.
|Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:24 pm||
That is true, testicular biopsy of any suspicious lesion is not recommended. In addition, 95% of individuals with suspicious testicular mass have a malignancy.
Orchiectomy is the preferred approach for individuals with a testicular mass.
You better discus with your Doctor this information to understand why he would prefer do a biopsy.
It would be also more helpful if you send us more data about the results of all the investigations done.
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