Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a plant grown in many parts of the world (see Question 1).
The use of Cannabis for medicinal purposes dates back to ancient times (see Question 3).
By federal law, possessing Cannabis is illegal in the United States (see Question 1).
In the United States, Cannabis is a controlled substance that requires special licensing for its use (see Question 1 and Question 3).
Cannabinoids are active chemicals in Cannabis that cause drug-like effects...
A swelling or lump in one or both of the
testes. Pain in the testicles or scrotum may or may not be present.
A feeling of heaviness in the scrotum.
A dull feeling
of pain in the abdomen, groin, or lower back.
Some early-stage testicular cancers are successfully managed
surveillance after surgery. This option involves frequent exams as well as blood tests and
imaging tests to watch your condition. Surveillance may let men avoid the side effects associated
with other follow-up treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
It is important to
know that each treatment option, including surveillance, has its own
risks. In choosing your course of treatment, your doctor should fully explain
the potential risks and various outcomes so that you can be an informed, active
participant at every stage of your treatment.
If you are
concerned about your symptoms, talk to your doctor right away. Surveillance
is not appropriate unless it is prescribed by a doctor.
Who To See
Health professionals who can evaluate your symptoms
and your risk for
testicular cancer include: