- Mesothelioma Treatment
- Mesothelioma & Veterans
- Legal Help
Testicular mesothelioma is most rare of all types of Mesothelioma. Most patients that are suffering from testicular mesothelioma have no history of asbestos exposure. There are no to-the-fact research on testicular mesothelioma because of this disease being so rare.
On the basis of limited number of known cases, patients (men) with this type of cancer or disease have a significantly better prognosis than most people with other types of mesothelioma. Some studies have reported a medium survival time of around 20 to 23 months and there is a report of one patient living up-to 15 years after diagnosis of the disease.
Unique symptoms of testicular mesothelioma is not available. Many people with this cancer initially receive the wrong diagnosis because doctors get it wrong for a more common situation or condition like a hernia.
Reportedly, the most common symptom of testicular mesothelioma is a hydrocele which is building up of fluid in the scrotum. Patients may notice pain and swelling of the testes and an abnormal lump inside the scrotum. There are many cases where testicular mesothelioma is only properly diagnosed during surgery.
One of the most definitive way of identification of testicular mesothelioma or cancer diagnosis is to perform a biopsy. This process may include taking a sample tissue from the tumor and taking help of the lap for testing. Evaluation of the sample by using a unique technique called immunohistochemical staining assists the doctors to determine if the patient has testicular mesothelioma or any other common disease.
Among these four types of Mesothelioma, the third type which is Pericardial Mesothelioma is considered to be most dangerous to a human as it directly affects the lining of the heart itself. This is also the reason why people opt not to have any treatment after being diagnosed.