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    MyTC was on the same side where I always had my cell phone in my pocket. Lemme hear from you - let's just do a quick poll.

  • #2
    Personally, I think I would chalk this one up to coincidence. My husband rarely uses his cellphone, and even more rarely keeps it on his person.

    I mean, I don't know if there's been studies on this or not, I'm just going by what I know.


    • #3
      Originally posted by Elizabeth_L
      I mean, I don't know if there's been studies on this or not, I'm just going by what I know.
      Actually, there have been:

      (Originally posted by Karen)
      Use of cellular and cordless telephones and risk of testicular cancer


      Int J Androl. 2006 Dec 20;

      Use of cellular and cordless telephones and risk of testicular cancer.
      Hardell L, Carlberg M, Ohlson CG, Westberg H, Eriksson M, Hansson Mild K.
      Department of Oncology, University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden.

      A case-control study on testicular cancer included use of cellular and cordless telephones. The results were based on answers from 542 (92%) cases with seminoma, 346 (89%) with non-seminoma, and 870 (89%) controls. Regarding seminoma the use of analog cellular phones gave odds ratio (OR) = 1.2, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.9-1.6, digital phones OR = 1.3, CI = 0.9-1.8, and cordless phones OR = 1.1, CI = 0.8-1.5. The corresponding results for non-seminoma were OR = 0.7, CI = 0.5-1.1, OR = 0.9, CI = 0.6-1.4, and OR = 1.0, CI = 0.7-1.4, respectively. There was no dose-response effect and OR did not increase with latency time. No association was found with place of keeping the mobile phone during standby, such as trousers pocket. Cryptorchidism was associated both with seminoma (OR = 4.2, CI = 2.7-6.5) and non-seminoma (OR = 3.3, CI = 2.0-5.6), but no interaction was found with the use of cellular or cordless telephones.

      PMID: 17209885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

      Just to add a comment: I seriously doubt it. Despite the fact that there are many studies that are searching for a link, there is no reason to think that radio waves (even microwaves) can cause ANY cancer. But especially, TC, its more likely that TC is a defect in normal fetal development. I thought my TC might have been caused by my cell phone (generally kept in left pocket), but I have only been doing that for ~1 year, so its kind of unlikely that it could have caused it that fast.
      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
        I had my TC on the same side I kept my cell phone for about 7 years, I dont think theres a link, almost every guy keeps a cell phone in there pants pocket.
        Aged 23 ;; 09/06 left I/O ;; Markers normal ;; 100% Seminoma Stage 1. ;; 10x8x16mm & 7x7x8mm ;; rete testis invasion. ;; no vascular invasion. ;; surveillance. ;; HRT.


        • #5
          My cel phone has always resided in my left pocket, yet my TC was on the right side. I did get a comment from my uncle that he thought it was because when i am driving, I have a habit of placing the phone on the seat between my legs. My wife thinks it is from all of those cold super-big-gulp drink cups I used to carry between my legs before I had a car with a cupholder.

          Personally, I will fall back to what my urologist said: There are environmental factors and heredity factors that seem to raise your risk, but more likely nothing actually caused it - just luck of the draw.
          Right I/O 4/17/06, Seminoma Stage Ib
          RT (15 days) completed 6/1/06
          All clear as of 5/8/09


          • #6
            Just an FYI, there was a "grass roots" poll on this site about a year or so ago in the Ballroom. You may be able to search for it and find it - I did not find the link.
            Left I/O 4/21/05
            Stage IIA, Non Seminoma, 100% Embryonal
            BEP X3 - 07/11/2005 - 9/6/2005
            Surveillance - Negative CT, CXR & Markers
            I love my life!


            • #7
              My TC was same side I carried my cell phone, but who really knows. I just make sure i dont put it in my pant pockets anymore.