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    I am a 20 year old Male with a small bb size lump on my left testical.......i have been reading all the other threads and learning about that if it isnt connected to the testical itself not to isnt connected.......i do get a pain every once and awhile but it is bearable right now.........i have had it for about 2 months i first noticed it when i was working this summer as a firefighter and i would have got it checked out but didnt have time and it hasnt changed.......i have seen just how bad testical cancer can of my best friends died from it when he was spread from his testicals to his lungs and he passed away only 3 months after being diagnosed with it........anywayz just wondering if anyone has any advise or experience of what a possible testical cancer lump would look like?

  • #2
    That One Guy:
    Any lump that's on the testicle needs to be examined by a urologist, and the sooner the better. Early detection is the key to being cured.
    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
      I agree with dadmo that your lump should be checked by a doctor, though I expect from your description (" isnt connected...") that it is something less serious than cancer.
      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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      • #4
        Three votes that you get it checked by a doc. Pain that is "bearable" needs to have the cause found as well. Not attched is good, but you'll feel MUCH better once you've had it checked and know for certian what it is.
        Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.


        • #5
          Originally posted by Karen
          Three votes that you get it checked by a doc.
          Make it look like four (and from all the mods, to boot). Although I concur with Scott that it likely isn't something serious, anything painful down there warrants a look from a professional.
          "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.


          • #6
            The pain may be from you messing with the testicle while examining the lump. Let us know what the doctor has to say.
            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!