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    Hello All,

    I am a new here today, I really like the site.

    In November I found a pea size lump on my right testicle at or very near to the top. I have done regular self tests for several years. The pea has now grown to a peanut size(shelled) and also has a pea size nodule on the side of it. As far as I can tell it is attached to the testicle. I have tried to move it but when I do the testicle moves also. the lump is hard like an eraser head. I have used a pencil light and it seems not to allow light to pass through it. It is not painful but its growing.
    I'm to see an urologist in mid February. I couldn't wait so I went to the hospital today and got a Dr. to look at it. I got in because I have a friend who works in outpatients. The Dr. told me it is probably a cyst on the Eppy and scheduled me for a ultrasound tomorrow.
    I am worried that it is TC. If any one reads this please let me know what you think, and is there any questions I can ask the person doing the ulrasound to shed a little light on the findings so I dont have to wait a week to get results from the Doc.

    Thank you,

    Elexure

  • #2
    Welcome, elexure. I would wait for the ultrasound, but I think it's a very good thing that you didn't wait until mid-February to have it checked.
    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
      A hard lump attached to the testicle needs to be checked right away, you did a very smart thing. It could turn out to be a cyst but why take that chance. What they will be looking at is to see if the lump appears fluid filled (cyst) or solid (possible cancer). The people doing the work probably won't tell you anything anyway but you can ask. They will most likely tell you to wait for the doctor. Good luck tomorrow and keep us posted.
      Last edited by dadmo; 01-23-07, 09:52 PM.
      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
        Originally posted by dadmo
        The people doing the work probably won't tell you anything anyway but you can ask. They will most likely tell you to wait for the doctor. Good luck tomorrow and keep us posted.
        Elexure,
        Welcome, glad you found this site! Wise decision to get this checked as soon as possible. After two experiences with relatively inexperienced ultrasound technicians giving information on what they see, only to find out they were completely off base, I find that it's worth the agonizing wait to hear the results from the doctor. It shouldn't take a week for the results. Ask your doc to call the radiologist and get a verbal if you are anxious (which in perfectly normal!) Most things are not TC. Good luck and let us know how it goes!
        Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

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        • #5
          Thank's Gentlemen for you reply's. I will keep you posted, I am 48 years and really thought I was to old for somthing like this to happen if it happens to be TC.

          Elex

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          • #6
            Your on the older side but one form of tc affects younger guys and one gets the older group.
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by elexure
              Thank's Gentlemen for you reply's. I will keep you posted, I am 48 years and really thought I was to old for somthing like this to happen if it happens to be TC.

              Elex
              And a lady ...You are definately not too old. My husband was 47 at diagnosis. If you haven't found it yet, this site has excellent info on TC as well as other testicular problems: http://tcrc.acor.org/
              Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dadmo
                Your on the older side but one form of tc affects younger guys and one gets the older group.

                The TC of older guys tends to be seminoma...slower growing and easier to treat than non-seminoma when caught early since it is highly sensitive to radiation and chemo.
                Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

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                • #9
                  And of course Karen, I was replying about 2 seconds after your first post.

                  Thx again,

                  Elex.

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                  • #10
                    Elex:
                    Don't forget it might be a cyst, let's all hope so.
                    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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                    • #11
                      I Have been thinking in bed for a few hours thinking of my ultrsound
                      tomorrow. You all have been through this, I have been up and down to shine a light into my sac, I see a darkspot where the lump (Tumor) is. I also my notice my right testical seems a bit heaver and it has dropped down a ways and lays a bit sideways.

                      My Growth seems to be growing on near top of the tedicle just before the head of the epididymis.

                      I want to make sure the person doing the ultrasound does a good job, is it it ok if I point out the location mass and ask her if it is solid or liquid filled.

                      As it seems to be growing "ON the testical" and it is SOLID are the ods' it's TC or a cycs.

                      As Always God bless all of you who take valuable time to answer these questions. I am for ever grateful

                      Elex.
                      Last edited by elexure; 01-24-07, 03:26 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Back from my ultrasound......I went well I had an experienced ultrasound tech do it. After she finished she ask me to wait for a few moments on the table so she could get the radiologist to have a better look and chat.

                        He had a quik peek of his own and turned to me ans said you have a couple of cysts on your right testicle. They seem to be benign and said not to worry they are common, If they become a bother see your doctor to have them removed. Then zip he was gone.

                        Pew.... What a relief.. I'm am still going to keep my appt in Feb with the urologist for other reasons and a second opinion of these cysts.

                        Elex

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                        • #13
                          Elex,
                          Great news!!!! Sleep well tonight, and keep up with the self exams!
                          Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

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                          • #14
                            Congratulations and keep up those self exams.
                            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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                            • #15
                              That's great news, congratulations!
                              Sincerely,
                              Rune

                              Right I/O, 11/27-2003 | Nonseminoma (embryonal carcinoma, teratoma) | Surveillance

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