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Q. Is it possible to have testicular cancer for five years and be unaware of it?

Answered by
Dr. Bharat Udey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 26, 2017

Hello doctor,

Is it possible to have testicular cancer for five years and not know it? I have had a small lump near my right testis for five years now and my doctor says it is nothing to worry about. However, my lymph node on that side is swollen and I have frequent stomachaches. But it has been this way for five years. What could cause this?

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  • It is impossible to have a testicular carcinoma for such a long period without any manifestations. Testicular carcinoma is one of the most aggressive carcinomas which worsens like a fire in a forest. So, it cannot go undetected for such a long period.
  • Besides, the symptoms that you have described above are more suggestive of an infective pathology rather than that of cancer. I suggest you get yourself assessed by a specialist and follow their advice.

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