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How big is the lump usually?

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  • How big is the lump usually?

    Hi I was just wondering how big the lump is normally when it first appears and how long does it usually take to grow? Does a cancerous tumor always grow?
    Thank you

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    Different people have described a lump the size of "a grain of rice" or "a pea." Others of us have a general feeling of heaviness or an enlarged testicle without an obvious lump. An active tumor will certainly grow, but different tumors can grow at different speeds.

    If you have a lump that has you concerned, it's a good idea to see a doctor about it right away.
    right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since

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