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    Hello I'm only 18 years old and I've had a lump on my left testicle a little smaller than a pea for over a year now with lower back pain for as long, now the right testicle is getting a very small painful lump I'm really scared, wondering if it is cancer would it have spread by now?
    I have went to the doctor for other reasons but was too scared and now I'm thinking I may have made a very bad mistake.
    Having no other choice I'm going to tell a doctor but I'm having so much trouble with it.
    Thanks to anyone who replies

  • #2
    I think the first thing you have to realize is that doctors are there to help you no matter what is wrong with you. If you go to your family doctor and he/she feels there is a problem beyond their expertise then they will send you to a specialist(urologist). It doesn't matter if the problem is major or minor-this is a medical problem--not something to be embarrassed about. Chances are you just have either an infection or a cyst. The chances you have TC are slim but you defintely need to get this checked ASAP. Doctors treat medical problems like this everyday with the same proffesionalism and confidentiality as someone with a heart problem,diabets,bad knees etc. Stop being embarrassed because there is nothing to be embarassed about. Get yourself checked out and please keep us posted on your situation. Good Luck!!!!
    Moffitt Cancer Institute
    Diagnosed/Left I/O 9/18/2004--Non-Seminoma/Stage IIIC--3X B.E.P chemo--3X T.I.P. Salvage chemo---Abdominal [email protected] 34cmX 24.5cmX 17.5cm---4/19/2005 --RPLND/Left Kidney,8 1/2lb Abdominal tumor,42 nodes removed---7/16/2005 Remission/Surveillance---Severe Peripheral Neuropathy--


    • #3
      Testicular cancer is quite rare but you are old enough to have it. It's hard to tell what you have from the symptoms you describe but it certainly should be looked at by a urologist, and the sooner the better. Check out this link on how to do a self exam. Keep us posted as to what the urologist tells you.
      Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

      Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.