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I think I can feel a lump on my testicle, and plan on seeing the doctor. But my main worry is my mother as my dad passed away with cancer about 18 months ago, and her father passed away 2 years ago due to cancer. Just don't know how I could break the news to her as she hasn't really got over them both passing away, can anyone help me?
First things first is to get this checked out asap...It could be nothing and then again it could be something that needs treating. My main worry was embarrassment at having the doctor examine me however quickly found this was not an issue as it is so clinical that it was not a problem. It looks like you have decided to get examined however do get the appointment and once you know what the lump is then make the next decisions.
One step at a time is the best approach although like you I wanted to check out all scenarios in my head.
I am sorry for your losses as that is pretty hard and can imagine your fears, however go and have the examination as you may not need to say anything.
Keep in touch on here and we will support you.
Have you seen the doctor yet ? please go a.s.a.p and get checked,you do not say how old you are but if you have only just found the lump the treatment is really good and success rate is very good so the sooner you go the better chance you have.
Please try to be strong and do not dwell on the past experience you have from your family's history,we are all different,my mother died of cancer in 1992 but the treatment she needed was not available then,the technology has moved on in leeps and bounds since then so be strong ok.
let me know how you get on,my name is maritima.
Take care,be strong and look forward to hearing from you telling me you are alive and ready to live your life to the full.
you havent read mine probley its my boyfriend thats got it ,,,my cousin found one a few years ago and a few weeks ago he found out it cancer and now it has spread to hes neck and back aswell as hes testicle and that has really scared my boyfriend i told him to tells hes mother but he want as he is inbarrosted to show her i told him i would go to the doctors with him but he just keeps saying he is scared i was thinking of phoneing them my self and tell them over the phone what the problem is what do you think i should do???????????????????????????????????????????
Please go to your GP as soon as possible. It may turn out to be a cyst or nothing to worry about but you shouldn't ignore it - get it checked out!
My 25 year old son is going through chemotherapy for testicular cancer which has spread to his lymph glands behind the abdomen. He found a hard small lump (a bit like a frozen pea) and went to his GP the next day who referred him to the hospital for a scan. He had the scan a week later and within two weeks he had his testicle removed. He is now undergoing 9 weeks of chemotherapy and the consultant has told him that this type of cancer has a very high success rate. In fact, I know at least two men who had it over 10 years ago and are completely cured.
It may not turn out to be cancer but if it is, it won't go away and the earlier it is caught the better the outcome.
Good luck and please, please, see your doctor.
I can relate to what your feeling because I am in the exact same position.
I was brought up by my grandparents. Now its just my grandmother left after having 2 brothers, daughter-in-law, and recently her husband (my grandfather/dad) pass away from cancer.
Last week I found a lump on my right testicle.
I went straight to the doctor. Next day I got my appointment for an ultrasound, which is next monday.
The way I'm handling this is that she doesn't need to worry about something that might not be. If the scan shows it's not TC then she'll never know it happened. If it is, then I'll have to tell her. I haven't worked that bit out yet.
Anyway, get to the doctors and get it checked out.
Hey, to anyone in this situation.......................
You really have to get it sorted.....Im not joking..
My partner got a lump on his left testicle in 2007 2 weeks before our weeding, after lots of mis-diagnosis from the doctors, it was removed and found to be cancerous. He underwent chemo and it was cleared up but because (i believe) all the waiting around (the doctors not making a fixed diagnosis), he now has lung cancer and he has been told its because its spread from the original testicular cancer, so you REALLY MUST GET IT SEEN TO ASAP.
I wouldnt be on this site to be honest if I had not have awoke this morning to see how ill he is looking and the pain he is in. I came on for other advice, saw this post and had to reply.
PLEASE GET IT SORTED.