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    First, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays. This website is a great resource.

    About a year and a half ago, I discovered a small lump on the base of my left testicle. The best way i can describe it is it's almost like a "bb" lodged into it. There's no pain.

    I went to the doctor who couldn't feel it (I'll just say the room was cold and everything was tightened up, you know what I mean!) She sent me for an ultra-sound, which couldn't find the "lump" (another cold room). Here we are a year and a half later, it's still there. My wife can feel it, so I know it's not just me.

    Here's my question. Is it possible that if this was TC it would have grown or presented more symptoms?

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    There are two main forms of tc. Seminoma and non-seminoma the seminoma type can be fairly slow growing and tends to be found in the older age group the non-seminoma which can spread amazingly fast tends to be found in the younger guys. So to answer your question it is possible to have a lump seemingly unchanged for a year and have it be cancer, of course the danger is that the lump is growing in a direction which can't be readily detected by feel. I wouldn't panic but I would certainly get it checked again especially with both you and your wife being able to detect 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.


    • #3

      See if this fits the description:

      Detected mass 10-6-06, Radical left I/O 10-10-06, Stage I seminoma, 1.5 cm primary, No LV invasion, No Rete Testis Invasion... Currently on Surveillance.


      • #4
        Thanks. I'm going to see if my GP will just reffer me to a urologist.

        Thanks for the advice.