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ScreamoSteveO
Posts: 1
Joined: Jul 2006

I'm 15 years old and i think that i might have testicualer cancer. I noticed a lump about a year ago and havent told anyone about it. Today i noticed that there is another lump about the same size right next to the first one, i was wondering if anyone has any suggestions or if someone could tell me what might happen if i go to get treated. I'm still in highschool and just dont want to be harrassed about this...i also have a girlfriend, we've been dating for about a year and it is a serious relationship, how should i go about telling her. And what are te chances of having to get something removed and do you have to go bald? ...i have a skin disease that covers my scalp. ]:

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jnigra
Posts: 14
Joined: Aug 2003

Testicular cancer is very treatable and you should not delay in telling your parents that something may be wrong. However you should not wait any longer. I understand how you are feeling about telling someone and wanting to wait and see if it will go away. I did exactly the same thing, however it can if it is cancer get alot worse and spread so finding out what is going on and if needed following the correct protocol is of utmost urgency. Not everyone has to go through chemo and lose their hair. However, even if you do, it will come back after treatment. Email me if you want to talk and I'll be happy to answer any questions I can and tell you what you may expect.

~john

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terato
Posts: 384
Joined: Apr 2002

You have to see your doctor to learn what is happening. It may be something other than cancer. There are diseases, orchitis and epidemitis, that look like testicular cancer but can be treated with antibiotics. However, only medical tests will determine what you have and these need to be preformed sooner than later.

Been there and back, son!

Good luck!

Rick

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ImaSurviva
Posts: 3
Joined: Jul 2007

Dude!!!! Everyone's experience in treatment is different, but it seems that everyones experience in non-treatment is the same. The cancer leaves the testes and travels through the lymph system. From there it travels more rapidly to the lungs, liver, kidney, and brain. Once there it aggessively mounts a mission to snuff out your life. I know your afraid, but your afraid of the unknown when you should be afraid of whats known. Get to the doctor !!!!!

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