• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: Testicular microlithiasis and testicular cancer

April 5, 2019

a portrait of a serious-looking middle-aged manTesticular microlithiasis: Is it linked with testicular cancer? 
Testicular microlithiasis is an uncommon condition in which small clusters of calcium form in the testicles. A number of studies show a relationship between testicular microlithiasis and testicular cancer. However, it remains unclear whether having testicular microlithiasis is an independent risk factor for testicular cancer. Learn more from Dr. Erik Castle, a Mayo Clinic urologist.

Managing your emotions after cancer treatment 
After treatment for cancer, it's common to experience emotions that may be overwhelming: fear of recurrence, depression, anxiety, anger, self-consciousness and more. Take time to acknowledge those feelings. Then take steps to understand why you feel the way you do and what you can do about it. Here are some ideas that may help.

Who needs a Pap smear, when and why? 
A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a procedure to test for cervical cancer in women. A Pap smear also can detect changes in cervical cells that suggest cancer may develop in the future. There is a greater chance for a cure when cervical cancer is detected early, so it's important that women have Pap smears as part of their regular health care. Find out the recommended age range and frequency for Pap smears, and what you can expect during the examination.

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