Roughly 3 months ago, I suddenly developed a small lump on my right nipple, as painful to the touch, I got alarmed but tried to ignore it since my last blood tests were clear a week ago, then I examinated it again the following week because my breast aching and I had a lot of small pea size lumps now, then I went into a major panic this time because I remember when I was diagnosed, my cue since I barely had any TC symphtoms (no pain, no aches, no back pain) just a hardened testicle and few weeks later 2 incredibly painful lumps appeared on both breasts, so I went to my oncologist and told me not to worry about it (easier said than done) as it can happen to some people.
The small lumps appeared on my left one, while my right breast lumps turned into a larger lump that was no longer painful, and what I found weird is that it felt ring shaped around the nipple, next month I had hard tissue on both breasts no longer lumpy, went alarmed to my oncologist again, and she said it was normal and it's called gynecomastia, that this usually happens when people are lacking both testicles and rarely when you have one left, she sent me to a endocrinologist, my T levels were low, but not that low, and both oncologist and endocrinologist said they recomended to give it some time to see if it normalized and in fact, right now the hard breast tissue seems to be less now, it's no longer hard and it's softer now, they are no longer tender or painful since a month ago.
But don't skip your controls and definetly tell your oncologist about this, we are all different, so I'm just telling you my experience so you know it can be something not to get alarmed, be sure to tell this to your oncologist to be sure.
Jan 11/2011 - left orchiectomy
Biopsy 100% Embryonal Carcinoma
CT Shows spread to two lynph nodes largest 5.9cm
Jan 19/2011 Tumoral Markers lowered to almost normal levels but still high
Staring BEPx3 on FEB 21/2011
CT scan 5.9cm mass > 1.9cm Markers Normal
RPLND June 30/2011 Pathologhy reports: necrotic tissue