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Just found out..Testicular cancer possibly

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posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 05:00 PM
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Is there anybody on the boards that has had testicular cancer or know of anybody close that has? Monday I go to get my testicle removed and be tested for cancer. Wouldn't mind talking to some one that has first hand experience about this. Thank you.




posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 05:20 PM
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Although I have never had any kind of cancer, thanks to God, I will pray for you that your surgery goes well and that no cancer is found in your body. I hope that you will watch what you eat because it can help you to recover your good health faster after any disease or medical procedure. Please take plenty of vitamin C supplements and eat lots of raw fruits and drink plenty of fruit juices. This will give any disease that may try to afflict your body a very hard time or knock it out of you altogether.

If you wish to communicate with others who have had cancer you may have good results if you search the web for such groups through the google search engine.



posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 05:45 PM
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I had a close friend with testicular cancer. The removed his testicle and his lymph nodes for extra measure. With those procedures alone he did well and did not have to have chemo.

All my best to you during this time.



posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 05:50 PM
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You said testicular cancer... Possibly.
Possibly is a BIG word when it comes to cancer. I would recommend a biopsy to determine cancer before having them removed. If they remove your testicles, and it isn't cancer, it would be too late to have them put back in. A biopsy could determine whether or not you have cancer and it is a far simpler procedure.

Just my two cents.

LiveStrong and be well.



posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 05:53 PM
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If they don't know you have cancer. I am curious, what tests have you had... Ultrasounds, blood tests, biopsy? What are the symptoms? A nodule discovered on a TSE, or testicular hypertrophy? What were the options given by your urologist (I assume you don't have an oncologist yet because you don't "have" cancer yet)?

Some links:

www.tc-cancer.com...

www.tc-cancer.com...

www.cancerhelp.org.uk...

www.fda.gov...




[edit on 13/1/2007 by Mirthful Me]



posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 05:54 PM
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Serum tumor marker test: A procedure in which a sample of blood is examined to measure the amounts of certain substances released into the blood by organs, tissues, or tumor cells in the body. Certain substances are linked to specific types of cancer when found in increased levels in the blood. These are called tumor markers. The following 3 tumor markers are used to detect testicular cancer:
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP).
Beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG).
Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH).
Tumor marker levels are measured before radical inguinal orchiectomy and biopsy, to help diagnose testicular cancer.


Radical inguinal orchiectomy and biopsy: A procedure to remove the entire testicle through an incision in the groin. A tissue sample from the testicle is then viewed under a microscope to check for cancer cells. (The surgeon does not cut through the scrotum into the testicle to remove a sample of tissue for biopsy, because if cancer is present, this procedure could cause it to spread into the scrotum and lymph nodes.) If cancer is found, the cell type (seminoma or nonseminoma) is determined in order to help plan treatment.

www.acor.org...


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posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 05:56 PM
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They say its 95% curable. This is a good source for infomation recomended by the NHS cancerbackup.org.

Take care dude.



posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 05:57 PM
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www.cancer.gov...


Its a good read about what may go on during your treatment and diagnosis.

As with others, im a bit puzzled that your going for removal with out any biopsy or other tests at all... Thats not run of the mill in any way shape or form.

When i thought i had it in my left tentacle, I had serum tests, ultrasound, and then got the all clear. Have to have a check every 3 months though just to make sure.

Be well my friend, hope it all works out.



posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 05:59 PM
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Thnaks for reassurance guys.

Unfortunaly the only way to test for cancer is to remove the testicle without the risk of furthering the cancer if it was there. It is what I was told by Dr. so I said whatever it takes then do it. I believe that is why they go through lower abdomen and not cut through the sac. Cutting through sac can spread if it was there.

[edit on 13-1-2007 by I See You]



posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 06:06 PM
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You need to get a second opinion before you under go any surgery. There are viable tests than can be done before resorting to testicular removal. Talk to some other Doctors and do some research online. My Brother has cancer and his doctors told him to do as much research as he could and to talk to everyone.

Second opinions don't hurt.



posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 06:57 PM
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I understand that but I don't want to prolong if it is cancerous and give it time to spread.



posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 07:33 PM
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I am going to the doctor this week to check to see if i have testicle cancer... my balls have been hurting for about 2 weeks and i have a lump down there. Im almost possitive i have cancer... i never felt this strange over my whole entire body my whole life. Cancer runs in my family and i guess i just gotta hope for the best. For some strange reason this has been coming about with alot of people i know recently... i wonder if its all this freaking genetically modified foods we are eating. It is apparently one of the most curable cancer, so we have a pretty good chance. I am only 25 years old btw.



posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 07:34 PM
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Wishing only the best to you and Yours, I See You


www.cancer.gov...

I would highly suggest that you peruse the link above,
as well as the links/info provided by Mirthful Me.  



posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 08:13 PM
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had mine removed about 3 years ago,dont worry my friend its really no big deal.quite painless,i got them to put a false one in at the same time as they removed the bad one. had 1 big blast of chemo..no big deal again.they say if youmust get cancer, this is the best one to get,because recoverrate is 70 percent,10 years ago it was about 25 percent.you will need to go for check ups for about 6 years,every 3 months for a while,then evey 4 months..then 6 months..then once a year.honestly friend its not as bad as you think its going to be.if you want a chat u2me.no problem,to put your mind at rest.good luck.



posted on Jan, 14 2007 @ 12:13 AM
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Just wanted you to know that you're in my thoughts and prayers - you'll come 'round fine, you'll see!

Regards~
Aimless



posted on Jan, 14 2007 @ 12:16 AM
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sending good wishes for you

hang in there



posted on Jan, 14 2007 @ 04:30 AM
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Best of luck for your surgery, I will be keeping my fingers crossed that your all clear.



posted on Jan, 14 2007 @ 06:39 AM
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I think you should visit a specialist. I have some friends working at the Emory Cancer health facility, who I will ask about what other options you can turn to for treatment and inspection. Emory is supposed to be the top cancer treatment facility in the US.

Have they noticed an increase in size in the testicle thought to have cancer? One testicle is always slightly larger than the other, so don't rely on a self test.



posted on Jan, 14 2007 @ 02:26 PM
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I have had the ultrasound and it didn't look good. At this point it's best to remove it and go from there. Thank you all for your kind words and support.



posted on Jan, 14 2007 @ 02:32 PM
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Good luck!,

thank for keeping us updated and know that we are here for you all the way through,

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