Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
200 Doctors are Online

51 year old have a nodule with pain on the testicle. Family history of cancer in groin area. Should be worried?

My husband 51 years old- says he has a nodule in his left testicle . He also has pain-he thinks it might be a hernia . His father had something cancerous in his groin area about 15 years ago. He received radiation therapy & beat it, however he since has died, not from the cancer but a stroke victim. I made an appt for my husband, do you think because his father had something similiar, my husband could have inherited this also?
Asked On : Fri, 4 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  41
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
There can be various causes for a nodule or lump in testis including cancer.
Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in young men, mostly between the ages of 15 and 44. Since 1975, the incidence of testicular cancer has more than doubled. 

Family history of testicular cancer has long been recognized as a significant risk factor. It is still the strongest known risk factor for testicular germ cell tumors. Genetic effects have been estimated to account for about 25% of susceptibility to testicular cancer,putting it in third place with regard to heritability among all cancers. Having a brother with a testicular germ cell tumor increases a man´s risk 10 to 13-fold. This is higher than for any other cancer. Having a father with testicular cancer increases the risk 4-fold. 
I would advise you to consult a surgeon and get the relevant investigations like CT scan and testicular biopsy done to arrive at the diagnosis.
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor