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  • Do you think this is cancer?

    Hi All,

    I realize that non of you are doctors (I don't think), but I just wanted to get your option.

    You may think I am really weird, or stupid, but I have had lumps on my testicles for about 12 years. I first noticed them in 1994. There is more than 1, and it appears on the left side of my left testicle. My left testicle is larger than my right. My right testicle does not have any lumps.

    I will not get into the reasons why I have not contacted a doctor, but obviously I haven't. I haven't felt any true symptoms. I did, however, notice my abdomen really hurting about 2 weeks ago. Since then, the pain has gone down. The pain though was the reason I figured hey, maybe I should get this checked out.

    Is it possible for someone to live 12 years fairly symptom-less? If it was cancer, would I have had some big side effects by now?

    Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks all,

  • #2
    I would be shocked if you had cancer. Twelve years is a long time for this disease to just hang around. What you probably have are calcium deposits. Of couse to be on the safe side you should get checked by a doctor.
    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.


    • #3
      Hi Dan,

      Nobody likes going to the Dr and I think that we have all put it off for a certain amount of time for one reason or another . I would have to say I think that it is time for you to stop trying to dodge the bullet. Chances are that it's not Cancer BUT, it could be a condition that could increase the chances of you actually getting cancer if it is not taken care of.... As Dadmo said it could be calcium deposits--It may even be a few small cysts-- At any rate you really need to get it checked before it does turn into something worse.. Best of 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 Tumor@ 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--


      • #4

        Thanks a lot guys. I know I'm a little weird for not going to the doc so I thank you for your honest answers.


        • #5
          Originally posted by dan_anderson1
          I know I'm a little weird for not going to the doc...
          This seems to be typical male behavior. What's with us, anyway?
          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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