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    First of all let me explain my situation. My right testicle started hurting in the beginning of November(It is now Febuary). The testicle was kind of hard. The pain has since went away almost 100% but my right testicle still feels a bit harder than my left. One testicle does not appear to be any bigger though.

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    Is stage 4 Testicular cancer treatable?(Once it has spread to the lung I think)

    What exactly is a lump?

    How long does it take testicular Cancer to spread and kill you?

    How long would treatmant last?

    If Testicular cancer enlarges breast size how much of a size increase are we talking about?

    Many thanks folks.

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    Step one is stop procrastinating and get to a doctor. If it is testicular cancer, it's treatable whether or not it has spread, but the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to cure.
    Scott, [email protected]
    right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since


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    • #3
      MHossa:
      It's more then a month since your first post. What are you waiting for? Don't wait until you have every symptom before you get checked out. To answer your questions, stage four is curable, your breasts will not enlarge but you nipples may become sore, it can take from months to years to kill you depending on the composition of the tumor, as to cure time the latter the stage the longer the cure, in early stages you may be out of work for a few days in late stages you will likely miss a few months, if untreated you will miss more then that.
      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.

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      • #4
        Im going to see my doctor next week for another reason but I don't know how to come out and say that I think I might have testicular cancer(Am 16). It's just sort of embarrassing.

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        • #5
          I can understand how it may seem embarrassing; I have to go for a prostrate exam, now that is embarrassing. But as awkward as the situation might be your better off getting checked, don't get yourself into a situation where you’re literally embarrassed to the point that it kills 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.

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