Cancer of the testes is a malignancy seen in men btween 18-40yrs. Rare most common type in men btween 15&34yrs leading cause of death in ment between 25-34yrs.
Causes = higher in crackers (LOL its a joke sheesh), w/ family hx, hx of cryptochidism, usually HIV/AIDS dudes develop it but exact reason unkown. testicular cancer spreads 2 lungs, bone, and brain by retroperitioneal lymph nodes or circulatory system
Signs&Symptoms = gradual or sudden swelling of the balls or a lump felt on palpatation. Tumor usually hard, nontender nodule of the balls, 1st signs back pain, shortness of breath, elevations of alphafetoprotein and hCG, IVP may show lymph nod enlargement
Medical interventions = surgery Orchiectomy if only one teste is removed sexual activity, libido and fertility usually is unaffected, chemotherapy , and radiation
- Nursing does = peop period tend 2 clients emotional distress over life-threatening dx, unfamiliar surgical experience, body image and sexuality. Provide private opportunities 4 dude 2 ask questions and use therapeutic communication techniques 2 encourage client verbalize feelings.
- Postoperative = nurse applies scrotal support, give prophylactic antibiotics 2 prevent infections, manage pain, READ PG885