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    I must be the most stubborn man alive. I waited almost 2 years from the first noticeable symptom (atrophied right testicle) until I finally went to the GP with abdominal pain which proved to be 4cm mass in lymph node. Over the course of the last 24 months, my right testicle went from normal, to almost dissapearing, to a huge, painless, hard mass taking up "95% of the right testicle".

    I had insurance, I just don't like going to the doctor. My wife kept telling me to have it checked out. Finally an abdominal CT revealed the lymph node and the consulting surgeon at the hospital checked my testicle. We scheduled the I/O for 3 days later.

    Hope this info helps others get treated more quickly and helps with the scientific gathering of information.
    Right I/O Jan 23, 2004
    Pure seminoma
    Stage IIB