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    A friend of mine has had large lump in his testicles for a few years. He thinks he has testicular cancer and that its too late. How long does it take for testicular cancer to spread undetected and kill?

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    Some forms of testicular cancer can indeed take years to develop to the point that it would kill. This is highly curable with proper treatment, but the longer he waits the harder the treatment will be.
    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
      Since he is alive, it isn't too late. Furthermore, it may not even be cancer. He needs to get to a urologist for diagnosis. There's no time like the present!
      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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