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    I have a lump near my epididymis on my teste. It feels almost like it's connected to the epididymis but is still on the teste. The epididymis near there seems a little large as well.

    Anyways, I was sick recently and they drew blood tests on me, took urine samples, and did a chest x-ray. Everything came back fine.

    My question is, if I had TC would they have found it in the tests that they did?

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    The blood tests would have to have been for AFP and hCG, which I'm sure they weren't. The chest x-ray would have picked up metastasis to the lungs.

    It's probably something other than testicular cancer but important to have checked.
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    • #3
      I've had the bump there for awhile and it hasn't really grown much, so I doubt it's TC. Would TC lump grow that much in about a 9 month time span? And since it's been there for awhile my guess is that it would have spread and then would have been found in the chest x-ray.

      I have physical soon to check what it actually is.
      Last edited by ROH; 07-24-06, 01:43 AM.

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      • #4
        ROH:
        One form of tc is slow growing so in 9 months it may not have changed. As Scott said it's probably not tc but get it checked.
        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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        • #5
          Originally posted by Scott
          The blood tests would have to have been for AFP and hCG, which I'm sure they weren't. The chest x-ray would have picked up metastasis to the lungs.
          Could you explain this metastasis thing to me? Since they didn't find this, does it mean it isn't TC?

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          • #6
            It's good that nothing showed up on the x-ray but that doesn't mean that you can't have tc. It simply means that the didn't see any larger growths on the lungs. A standard physical has almost no chance of discovering tc, the tests need to be specific for the disease they are trying to find.
            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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