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    To paraphrase an old Groucho Marx joke, “I wouldn’t want to be a part of any club that would have me as a member.” Regretfully for me, I am a new member of this fraternity.

    A few weeks ago a urologist confirmed that I had a tumor in my testicle. Last week I had an orchiectomy, and I am now recovering fairly quickly.

    A little more about me: I’m 40, no kids, not married and prior to this I was fortunate enough to have not experienced any major medical issues. This has been so much to take in and I’ve had so many emotions that it’s almost overwhelming - though I suppose that happens to everyone?

    I will probably have many questions once I have a full pathology report. But for now I wanted to say hello and to thank the members and admins for contributing and maintaining this community – I’ve been learning as much as I can about TC and this is really an excellent source of information. I also appreciate the anonymous nature of a message board – in the age of social media this is refreshing!

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    Hi equinox, sorry to hear your news!!

    I remember this time well - it's scary, confusing and it's all too much...

    But you'll get through it and it will get better!!
    July 2016 - Left I/O
    December 2016 - BEPx3
    All clear for 2.5 years now + new baby!

    Simplify Cancer: Man's Guide to Navigating the Everyday Reality of Cancer
    My Testicular Cancer Support Kit
    First Oncologist Visit Checklist
    Simplify Cancer Podcast


    • #3
      Welcome to the forum on one wants to join, equinox.

      Fee free to ask any. questions you might have, we will do our best to provide answers.

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