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    hi guys, have just been reading so thought i would join up,

    about 5 days ago i noticed a lump on my left testicle fractionly larger then a bb on the epididymis, i left it for a few days but then curiosity got the better of me so i started to research on the net when i found this site, and read every one urging people to get checked out. so today i booked in at the docs and got it checked out, after checking me she said it looks like an enlarged epididymis, but to be sure is sending me for an ultrasound.

    so now im waiting for the letter that says when i have my appointment. to say im nervous and scared is an understatement, can anyone tell me how long the results normally take?

  • #2
    Waiting for results is always difficult. Quite often it can take a week to hear anything from your doctor. One thing you should be aware of is that if the lump is on the epididymis it can't be testicular cancer. I think you doctor is just being careful but my guess is that you're going to be fine.
    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
      thanks for the reply, this site really is so helpful! i cant tell you how good it is to be able to shaare and ask questions.

      im not 100% it is on the epididyum so will have to just wait and see.

      am so scared! ugh,


      • #4
        If it makes you feel any better, once you have the ultrasound, in most cases the results are given to you in less than an hour. It's a very easy procedure, and very effective in finding solid testicular masses (95% indicative of cancer).
        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!


        • #5
          rvoice, I hope it turns out to be nothing of concern. Come here for support if you need anything.

          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