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  • Do i have testicular cancer?

    I've been experiencing testicular swelling over the past few months and initially i didnt suspect anything but over the past month have been experiencing excruciating back pains and now over the past week a severe but dull ache in the right testicle and it seems to up towards the right hip.the left testicle has shrunk tremendously. Im not sure what to think rite now. havent told anyone yet.
    has anyone experienced the same problem????
    Please advise.

    Thank you

  • #2
    Salmaan, this may not be testicular cancer, but it does need to be diagnosed and treated right away by a doctor. How soon can you get to one?
    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
      You certainly have symptoms that require a visit to a doctor. I would contact a urologist and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Don't let this wait.
      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.


      • #4
        Salmaan -

        My lower back was in pain for a month straight last year. I thought I might have a kidney stone so I had a CT scan done. lymph nodes had swollen upwards of 10 times their size which was causing my back pain. After much testing, blood work, and a biopsy...I was diagnosed with TC. Oh by the testicles had no tumor and were clear on the ultrasound.

        TC is very predictable. It spreads into the lymphatic system from the testicles (or originates there as in my case).

        See the doc as soon as you can and please keep us posted!
        Brett, Stage IIIB Non-Seminoma Extra-Gonadal Germ Cell Tumor 7/12/06, 4xBEP 7/31/06 - 10/17/06, enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes found 5/22/07, bi-lateral RPLND and Left I/O 6/05/07, 2xVIP 7/16/07 - 8/11/07, spot on spleen found 9/13/07 - DOH!, PET scan sked 10/29/07


        • #5
          Thank you so much. I will schedule an appointment for tests and will post results.



          • #6
            Originally posted by Salmaan
            Thank you so much. I will schedule an appointment for tests and will post results.

            I hope everything goes well and it turns out to be nothing. Thinking of you.

            Co-survivor with husband Boyce, Diagnosed 7-11-06, orchiectomy right testicle on 7-12-06- Stage 3A: Mixed germ cell tumor with inguinal seminomatous and kartotypic carcinoma. One tumor over 10 cm, second tumor 4 cm, Chemo 4xBEP: Bi-lateral RPLND Dec 2006, nerve sparing but left sterile.
            Current DVT
            Current testosterone replacement therapy, Testim.

            "You must abandon the life you planned, to live the life that was meant for you" ~wisdom I have learned from my family on this forum