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  • Small hard lump on right testicle

    Hi I am 17 years old and 2 days ago, I found a samll hard lump on my right testicle. I am a bit worried about what it may be. I couldn't find the same lump on my other Testicle. I have felt no pain in my testicles and have never really checked them about before.

    Could this possibly be TC Cancer??

  • #2
    First off, keep calm. You need to get this checked by a doctor first then maybe an ultrasound done. It could be anything (cyst, vein, etc).

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    • #3
      It may sound a bit pathetic, but I'm really embarrassed going to the doctor. Has anybody been through this, what does the doctor do?

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      • #4
        Scott,

        I believe Doctors become doctors because they love people, helping people and love the human anatomy and all the learning it offers. A doctors job may seem glorified but it is anything but that. And as always there are exception to the rule.

        Go to you Doctor and tell him you have a concern, a concern big enough to compell you to see him. Tell him your concern and he will discuss it with you and he will examine you, nothing to be afraid of.

        You will feel much better if you do this.

        Good Luck and keep us posted!

        Elex

        PS:
        "Read the Psalms. It covers every human emotion. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

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        • #5
          Scott:
          Chance's are it's not cancer do a self exam the way they teach it here . If you still have any question call your doctor (a urologist if possible) and schedule a visit. The exam is no big deal, he/she's going to give the boys a good squeeze and see if the lump feel solid or soft. If it solid or the doctor isn't sure you will be sent for an ultrasound, again no big deal. They will smear some freezing cold goop on the boys and send some sound waves through them and simply look at the results. None of the exams should be painfull excet when they squeeze the boys and that's not really to bad.
          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.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Scottt
            It may sound a bit pathetic, but I'm really embarrassed going to the doctor.
            Hey dude,
            Docs are trained to deal with this, so there's no reason you should feel embarrassed. The vast majority of us in the forum have gone through this, and, as dadmo pointed out, the examination should be quite straightforward and painless. If anything, going to the doc should set your mind at ease. Best of luck,
            "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
            11.22.06 -Dx the day before Thanksgiving
            12.09.06 -Rt I/O; 100% seminoma, multifocal; Stage I-A; Surveillance; Six years out! I consider myself cured.

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            • #7
              dont feel weird goin to the doctor about it, thats what doctors do, get it checked out.

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              • #8
                Thanks for the great advice guys!! I tried to click on the link for the self test, but it did not work. I think I'll try the test first before I give my Doctor a call. Would someone be able to link it again for me. It would be greatly appreciated.

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                • #9
                  Hey, Scott, this one is good, too. The TCRC site is still having some difficulties.
                  Scott, scott@tc-cancer.com
                  right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since


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                  • #10
                    The tcrc link is working now. But please just choose one.
                    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.

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                    • #11
                      Yeah thanks!! There is deffinately a lump, just smaller than a pea. I'm going to call the doctor on Sunday and see what he says. Thanks again and I'll keep you updated.

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                      • #12
                        Does the lump feel like it's part of the testicle or can you move it around a bit?
                        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.

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                        • #13
                          Yeah it's deffinately attached. I can't move it around.

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                          • #14
                            Definitely have your doctor check it out. You may want to get a referral directly to a urologist.
                            Scott, scott@tc-cancer.com
                            right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since


                            Your donation funds LIVESTRONG Foundation services for people facing cancer now. Please join me!

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                            • #15
                              Hey guys!! Just thought id let you know that I seen the Doctor Today and he said straight away that it was a syst. All he said was to check it regulary and if it get's bigger then call him. Thank's for all your help, it has really helped alot. That's a great load off my chest!!

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