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    hi i am 14 years old, turning 15 in a few months..a couple of weeks ago i found a lump on the top of my right testicle..its about as close as you can get to the epididymas without actualy touching it..the bottom of it is firmly attached to the testicle but the top of it is a little squishy and you can almost move it around in a circle..i want to know if its testicular cancer or if its a cyst..i've read the symptoms for TC and i have some of the same ones, abdomidal pain, lower back pain, massive headaches, chest paine..i have also read that TC is usualy found at the side or bottom of testicle and that cysts are on top

    it is also usualy painless, unless i actualy apply pressure

  • #2
    You will never know for sure unless you see a doctor but the chances of you having TC at your age is slim to none.. What you are descibing is not generally consistent with TC but if the symptoms persist you will definetly want to tell your parent/s and see a doctor!!!!! DON
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    • #3
      i play on a high school sports team and i have practice everyday so i can't make an appointment right now without it conflicting..but i do have a week off next week for vacation and i plan on telling my parents than

      i don't really care on the fact that it is cancer..but more on the fact that i don't want to have to lose a testicle and have to undergo treatment..i don't want to have to miss school or miss out on any of the sports i play and thats really my main concern about getting cacner

      so how long does treatment take after you are diagnosed..are you actualy hospitilized for a while or is it just an in and out thing..does it take a few months or just a week or two and your done

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      • #4
        The earlier someone with testicular cancer is diagnosed, typically the less time in treatment. If the cancer is confined to the testicle, just removing the testicle is often all that is necessary. If it has spread, then additional surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy may be needed.
        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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        • #5
          If they catch it early you may only miss a few weeks of active participation depending on the activity. If you need chemo and additional surgery you could miss 8-9 months. Of course if you do nothing you will miss everything.
          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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          • #6
            ok i just made an appointment for to days..i have all the symptoms for tc, but could they all be coincidence..i have tender breats which is a symptom..but i've had that for about two years already and the doctor already said a while ago that about 30% of teens get that during puberty..i have pains on each side of my lower back..and if i lean backwards i get a weird feeling all over my lower back..and i felt this after the lump came..but it was before i knew it was a symptom for tc so i don't think its just there because im thinking about it..i do have some pain in my abdomen, mostly if i flex it..also have some chest pains[sharp]and thats what i made the appointment for..i didn't tell my parents about the lump yet..but since my chest is bothering me and it could be a symptom i said that

            the lump i have is on the top right next to the epidydemus, the lump is skinny and long[meaning it goes out away from my testicle]

            sometimes it feels kind of hard, but sometimes if i squeeze a little its almost as if i can feel a liquid inside of it, could this mean a cyst

            another thing is i had a fever about a month after i found the lump, and i NEVER get sick..i think my last fever was about 5 years ago..so could this mean i might have an infection of the epididymes and its causing a lump next to it

            it seems i have symptoms for tc, cyst, and infection..so before i end up at the doctors what do you guys think?

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            • #7
              i just came back from the doctors and heres what happened..i made the appointment about my chest and the fact that my abs really started hurting..like excrutiating pain..i had a chest x-ray done and he said he found nothing..i also mentioned the lump and he checked it out..he said probably a sperictile or w/e and that i wouldn't need an ultrasound done unless i feel it starting to get bigger..he said its not TC
              do u guys think that i should stop thinking about it and that i should trust that it is NOT cancer..or should i try to get an ultrasound?

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              • #8
                What did your doctor suggest might be causing your chest and abdominal pain?
                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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                • #9
                  he said that since i had a fever about a couple of weeks ago that this might just be a post inflamitary thing..he said hes positive the abdominal thing and chest thing are related and that it will go away soon..he is right because my abdominal pain has gone down a bit

                  but if this is true that i actualy don't have TC it will be the biggest coincidence that i had almost every symptom for it, but they were all caused at the same time by different things

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                  • #10
                    I think you can relax and just keep up monthly self-examinations.
                    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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