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Small lump on the testicle, family history of cancer. Treatment required?

I am a 26 year old male, I have been in fair health except for back problems, anyway when I woke up this morning I had felt a small lump on my right testical. my grandmother has had panceratic cancer, and my uncle has had breast cancer . My mother and my real father has copd real bad. I usally check my self once to twice a week. I have a dr appt at the end of this month, the weird thing I dont recall feeling it yesterday. Should I wait for my visit or go to the hospital? I just want some information. Thanks
Asked On : Mon, 19 Mar 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello. welcome to HCM.
If the lump is felt separate from the testis proper, it is possibly a paratesticular lump. Epidydmal cysts are common causes. However, there are uncommon more serious causes which need to be ruled out.
it is best to get a scrotal ultrasound (high resolution at a good centre) as it will help pick up site of lump and also define its nature.
family history of cancers seems to be unrelated. Usually most testicular cancers have painless enlargement of testis itself.
Hope this helps
Answered: Mon, 19 Mar 2012
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