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  • Big lump/mass where epididymis is

    For about 7 years now (i know..long time without doing anything...was always ebaressed), I have noticed some kind of mass about the size of a large pea where the epidymis should be. It is not nearly as big on the other testicle. I have no pain caused from it. Could this be cancer? At some point, it went away for a few months but it returned. Any help?

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    firefox:
    The only way it could be testicular cancer is if it is part of the testicle. If your correct and it's attached to the epidimus it will probably turn out to be a cyst. The only way to really be sure is to have it checked by a urologist.
    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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    • #3
      Not to be brash but if it was cancer you would have been dead a long time ago do to letting it go for so long!!!!! When in doubt see a doctor!!!!! Best of Luck!!!!!
      Moffitt Cancer Institute
      CANCER SUCKS
      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--

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dadmo
        firefox:
        The only way it could be testicular cancer is if it is part of the testicle. If your correct and it's attached to the epidimus it will probably turn out to be a cyst. The only way to really be sure is to have it checked by a urologist.
        Will my normal family doctor not be able to do an ultra sound?

        If it is a cyst, does the entire testical need to be removed? Or just the cyst? How serious is that? I know these are questions I should be asking my doctor but I feel like I'm in some kind of denial or something.

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        • #5
          Your regular doctor will have to send you for an ultrasound. If it turns out to be a cyst they may just give you some medication, it's very unlikely that they would do surgery.
          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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