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    Hello, I am from Europe and two weeks ago i found a small lump on my left testicle. It is small, maybe 2-3 mm size and it feels like it is attached on the top of testicle. I can't really tell is it soft or hard, it isn't soft like balloon but isn't very hard also. I would say it is pointy. There is no pain when touched. When i found it I was totally freaked out and I went to doctor right next day, but my doctor was on vacation so I decided not going to other doctor and wait until my doctor comes back. He will be back on 14.9. I googled alot and I found that it might be appendix of testis. I also found out that cancer is usually located on the front or on the side of testis. My lump is more on the top but it is slightly to the front side, very close to epididymis.

    My question is, can cancer be located on the top of testicle (slightly to the front side)? Did anyone knows what could this be and should I be worried?

    I am not sure if I posted this last time, so I'm sorry if there are two topic

    UPDATE: I don't know did I posted this before but there were some news.. I was at urologist and did ultrasound. Urologist said that he thinks it is nothing and send me to do blood tests next week and then go to see him again. Urologist didn't say what that could be, he just said that he thinks it is all good but that it is better to do blood tests so we can be 100% sure.
    I'm a little worried that I have to do blood test becaues I thought things will be clear after ultrasound. Here I will post a photo of ultrasound. Can someone please tell mi what could that be?

  • #2
    I do not believe we have any radiologists here, so even if one of us had an opinion, it would not be as valid as the one you already have.Your doc is just being cautious in ordering blood-work. In light of the US, you can expect negative results, but in the unlikely event they are positive it will be a good thing he was cautious.

    It is certainly possible to get TC on any part of the testicle.

    Dave
    Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
    Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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    • #3
      best to get it checked. Kind of sounds like a TC and its dark but might not be.,
      >>>>>>>>>
      TC1: May 2001 / Right orchiectomy / seminoma stage 1 / Radiation
      TC2: July 2008 / Left orchiectomy / seminoma stage 1 / X2 Prostheses / Reandron (long term Testosterone injections)

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      • #4
        I will definitely do blood tests and went back to urologist next week. He said that I should get back to him with blood tests on wednesday (23.9). He said it is 2x2 mm lump. I REALLY REALLY hope it isn't cancer.

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        • #5
          2x2mm is really quite small - almost too small to really say. At this point I'd expect there to be quite a lot of waiting before any real decision is made. You probably will have another scan in a couple of weeks to see if there's any change. If it's grown then it'll have to come out. If there's no change then it probably still might be worth taking it out just in case.

          It doesn't look like the anomaly on the ultrasound, well embedded in the testis, is the same as the one you initially felt (which sounded from your description like a cyst), but it might just be that this has helped you serendipitously pick up a very early stage TC before there are any clinical symptoms.

          - T
          30 Jul 14: Discovered lump
          31 Jul 14: GP referral to specialist
          4 Aug 14: Clinical diagnosis of tumour, blood samples taken, CT scans, USS (confirming ~2cm tumour)
          8 Aug 14: Left radical orchidectomy (plus test results back: CT normal, no mets; blood markers slightly elevated: AFP 14.16, HCG 4.9, LDH 149)
          29 Aug 14: Pathology results: Stage 1A Mixed Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumour (composition: Yolk-sac Tumour and Mature Teratoma)

          24 Sep 14: Started precautionary adjuvant 1xBEP
          23 Oct 14: All clear; on surveillance

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          • #6
            Hello everyone. I did blood tests, it is all fine and I went to my urologist as he told me so he can check it. He did ultrasound again and looked blood tests and said that everything is normal. The lump didn't grow. I just need to go on control again in 2 weeks. I am not worried very much anymore, I just have one question.
            It has been almost a month since I discovered lump and it hasn't grown by now. Would it grown if it was cancer?
            Thank you guys for your support.

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            • #7
              It depends. Usually, yes. But there are some variants, and some circumstances, where the growth might be undetectable over 1 month. I'd say that in your case it's most likely to be just a benign spot - a large calcification perhaps - but your urologist is right to keep a close eye on it for just a bit longer. I'd say that if it's still the same after 2-3 months then you can be increasingly confident that it's not a problem.

              All the best,
              - T
              30 Jul 14: Discovered lump
              31 Jul 14: GP referral to specialist
              4 Aug 14: Clinical diagnosis of tumour, blood samples taken, CT scans, USS (confirming ~2cm tumour)
              8 Aug 14: Left radical orchidectomy (plus test results back: CT normal, no mets; blood markers slightly elevated: AFP 14.16, HCG 4.9, LDH 149)
              29 Aug 14: Pathology results: Stage 1A Mixed Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumour (composition: Yolk-sac Tumour and Mature Teratoma)

              24 Sep 14: Started precautionary adjuvant 1xBEP
              23 Oct 14: All clear; on surveillance

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