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    Im 90% sure i have TC on left testicle and ive had the lumps for at least 2 years and possibly more i could have been born with it i just never paid attention to it i didnt even know what it was untill TODAY! JULY 24 at 12:00AM

    Im not to scared out asking parents thats not why im here but i need to know about having it for so long what it can do and should i do something right away

    ive been to regualr checkups and my doctor never said anything

    what will happen if not treated....? (i know its really bad [just tell me])



    OPPS SORY ABOUT POSTING TWICE I JUST DIDNT SEE OTHER ONE AND I NEED ANSWERS

  • #2
    helpmeplz:
    Even in late stages testicular cancer is curable. What makes you think you have tc? It would be rare indeed for you to be born with it.
    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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    • #3
      I'm not 100% sure thats why i should get it checked it just sounds like it from all the symptoms online. If it's not TC what else could it be i have most of the symptoms.



      What will be the effects of wating so long before, during, and after surgery.
      Last edited by helpmeplz; 07-24-06, 11:50 AM.

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      • #4
        What symptoms do you have? If you're convinced that you have tc get yourself to a urologist as soon as possible. To be blunt the effect of waiting to long can be death. Tc is very curable in the late stages but as with any cancer there is a point of no return.
        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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        • #5
          Ok ill tell you what i feel my right testicle feels normal.

          My left testicle i can feel the normal part but attached to it all around it is lumps and stuff which almost doubles the size.

          What else could it be if not TC.

          Maybe, Hopefully its not TC i just got all worked up i just noticed online symptoms yesterday.

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          • #6
            It could be a simple infection a cyst or a benign tumor. Don't assume tc but get it checked.
            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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            • #7
              Im pretty sure its not a cyst i had a cyst about a week ago and lucky it went away

              what a benign Tumor is it curable and less serious?

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              • #8
                Did you go to the doctor for the cyst? If it is a benign tumor it will be removed and that will be that, no other treatment should be required. But before you even worry about that get yourself to a doctor for a proper diagnosis.
                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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                • #9
                  ok once again i jumped to a conclusion about having a cyst but for this one i was pretty sure and i didnt see a docotr about it. It had at the symptoms but now its gone so im not worried about it anymore

                  The thing on my testicle isnt anything like the cyst at all. I have question: lets say i do have TC but havent gone to a doctor yet is there anyway i can tell if its at stage 2 or 3
                  Last edited by helpmeplz; 07-24-06, 01:35 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Why are you avoiding the doctor?
                    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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                    • #11
                      im not kinda

                      Im not avoiding the doctor sorta

                      I'm going to get a physical for soccer
                      but thats not for almost a month do you think i need to see the docotr now or can it wait a month, or shouldnt i even talk about it during the physical....

                      about how long does it take to spread to other stages
                      Last edited by helpmeplz; 07-24-06, 02:30 PM.

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                      • #12
                        A sports physical will not detect tc. I would get to a urologist and let him check you out. Don't put this off if it is tc the sooner it's caught the better.
                        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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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by helpmeplz
                          I have question: lets say i do have TC but havent gone to a doctor yet is there anyway i can tell if its at stage 2 or 3
                          The only thing to do is talk to a parent and have your doctor check it out. Anything else is just speculation.
                          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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                          • #14
                            1 month could be the difference between life and death for a patient with aggressive cancer... 2 words that should NEVER be spoken in the same sententence CANCER and WAIT... Don't be foolish...get checked ASAP!!!!
                            Moffitt Cancer Institute
                            CANCER SUCKS
                            Diagnosed/Left I/O 9/18/2004--Non-Seminoma/Stage IIIC--3X B.E.P chemo--3X T.I.P. Salvage chemo---Abdominal [email protected] 34cmX 24.5cmX 17.5cm---4/19/2005 --RPLND/Left Kidney,8 1/2lb Abdominal tumor,42 nodes removed---7/16/2005 Remission/Surveillance---Severe Peripheral Neuropathy--

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                            • #15
                              Hey-- Does what you feel, feel like a big lumpy bag of worms? It could be what is called a varicocele, a harmless condition. A friend asked me about something that was in his words "wierd lumpy stuff in the back of my ball that makes my one nut look twice the size of the other." Sounds similar to what you are saying. Talk to your parents and go to a urologist, a simple painless ultrasound will give you the answers you are looking for and your parents and all of us here will be proud of you for taking care of your health and not possibly putting yourself at danger. Sucks to have to worry and wait-- the sooner you go the better, promise.

                              Joe
                              TC 1
                              Right I/O-- 12-5-00 (seminoma, teratoma, embryonal, yolk sak)
                              RPLND-- 12-29-00 (All Clear)
                              Surveillance
                              Recurrence-- 4-22-01 (3 mets in right lung-- biggest 3cm, small met on pancreas, one lymph node enlarged-- 2x normal)
                              Chemotherapy-- started 4-30-01, 3xBEP
                              Surveillance
                              TC 2
                              Left I/O-- 7-19-06 (seminoma)
                              Hormone replacement therapy-- Androgel
                              Surveillance

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