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  • Biopsy Quesion

    Hello all

    I couple days ago I was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
    Based on ultrasound and blood test my doctor said that it’s seminoma and that I need to remove left testicle.
    I’m just wondering – is he suppose to run biopsy before surgery?
    I’m worried because I had cryptorchism surgery in my childhood and this surgery will probably end my sexual life.

    Thanks for advices.

  • #2
    I am no expert

    I have a similar problem, you have not been diagnosed, not yet. The whole removal thing is where the official word will come from. At least that is what I think, but not sure.

    Did they refer you to a urologist?
    10/09/06 -- pT1-pNx-Mx-S0


    • #3
      Clyde & Alex:
      Once a soild mass is detected the doctor will remove the testicle. A solid mass is almost always cancer and to do a full biopsy it needs to be sectioned at a lab.
      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.