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    I just noticed this yesterday and haven't gone to a doctor yet. Here's my question: Can a cancerous lump be at the top of the testicle?

    I have a soft lump slightly smaller than a pea located near the top of the testicle, it's moveable (ie. nearly impossible to isolate the darn thing) but feels like it *might be* "slightly attached" to the testicle. Most TC sites say that lumps are found on the sides or front.

    This doesn't fit that description but could it still be TC?


  • #2
    Hey Zapp,
    TC by definition has to be attached to the testicle (location really doesn't matter). If the lump is movable, it is unlikely that TC would be the cause. Nonetheless, you'll be able to get more certainty if you have it checked out by a doc.
    "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
    11.22.06 -Dx the day before Thanksgiving
    12.09.06 -Rt I/O; 100% seminoma, multifocal; Stage I-A; Surveillance; Six years out! I consider myself cured.


    • #3
      As Fed said, if the lump is movable, it is unlikely to be TC, but to answer your question, my cancerous lump was on the top of the testicle.........I had nothing on the sides or front.

      4/26/07 - mass confirmed w/ no elevated markers
      4/27/07 - left I/O
      5/2/07 - Dx: 100% seminoma stage 1A
      Surveillance: CT/blood (6 month cycle)
      4/27/13 - 6 years cancer free!


      • #4
        Hi Zapp
        Any lump in the testicles whether it be at the top,middle or bottom should not be there needs checking out ASAP. even if its not attached to the testes ,
        Kevin (17yrs) Diagnosed March 2006
        Stage 3+
        spread to spine,lung and liver.
        Paralised Due to spinal Compression With Sheer determination started to Walk again be it with crutches
        4 X Bep 3X Tip 5 days Radiotherapy. Spread to his brain 8th Feb 07 passed away 15th Feb 07.


        • #5
          I saw the doctor. It was an epididimal cyst, nothing to be overly concerned about. Thanks for your help.


          • #6
            Congratulations Zapp. Thanks for letting us know that you're ok.
            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.


            • #7
              Great news. Keep up the monthly self-examinations, and be well.
              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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