Im wanting to share a story about the long road me and my boyfriend have had. we are both 21 yrs old, and my boyfriend has testicular cancer.He was diagnosed back in December of 2011. It all began with him having left shoulder pain,so bad to the point where he was unable to sleep and do most daily activities. we all know how hard it can be to have a man go to a simple doctors apt for a simple check up.But He was in so much shoulder pain he drove himself to the hospital one night in December. He was in the hospital for a week and then we heard the bad news. We couldnt believe a shoulder pain could end up being cancer.although he has testicular cancer,his testicles are fine. the cancer is located in his chest in the left upper quadrant.Doctor stated that the tumor is a size of a grape fruit.The tumor grows rapidly and at a fast paste so hes had it a few months prior to December. He started chemotherapy in January, he had four sessions of chemo. Hes just recently had a PET scan and a CAT scan and the tumor is still the same size from December.
The next step is surgery to have the mass removed from his chest.We are so scared about this surgery because it is a risky surgery due to the fact of where the mass is located.(near chest organs)im hoping for the best and i know god will continue holding our hands.
If anyone has suggestions please let me know
I wish the best to those who are going through the same experience.