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Varicose Veins In Testicle Can This Lump be Cancer


I am writing on behalf of my boyfriend. He has a lump at the bottom of his left testicle it kind of hangs below the actual testicle and isn't smooth.
He went for an untrasound on Tuesday who said that he has varicose veins in the testicle but didn't stipulate whether this has caused the lump. He also did a scan of his left kidney but didn't really tell us why.
Upon researching varicose veins in the testes we found that this normally causes pain (he has no pain what-so-ever) and that the lump can dissapear when laying down, another thing that doesn't happen to him. The lump is always there regardless of postition.
My question really is - can this lump still be cancer? Is testicular cancer usually a lump actually on or in the testes itself? Is it a good sign that his lump is below the testical and in the scrotum?
The ultrasound guy just said to make an appointement with the doctor to discuss 'our next steps' he told us to make an appointment for a weeks time.
We are just beside ourselves with worry which doesn't help. If anyone has had a similar experience or knows any answers please please mail back.

Thanks in Advance,

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replied July 10th, 2011
In most cases, testicular cancer presents as a painless lump on or within the testicle. Also, ultrasound is generally very accurate in identifying testicular masses that are likely to be cancer.

You should have your boyfriend seen by a Urologist. A review of his ultrasound and a careful physical examination by a Urologist should be able to clarify whether or not this lump is something that you and your boyfriend need to be worried about.


Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

Author, "A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race"

A landmark, evidence-based guide to a healthy cancer-prevention lifestyle, based on cutting-edge cancer research.
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