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Testicular Cancer

I survived it in 94. The same thing Lance Armstrong (multiple Tour De France winner) had. Personally, I dont care for his public service announcements, making him sound like he did something great by surviving it. I was lucky enough to have the head of oncology at Chapel Hill, N. Carolina as my primary physician when I was admitted and he told me that there is a 95% cure rate. If it was 50/50 and Lance survived, that would be something. But not with a 95% cure rate.

Anyway, I was diagnosed in mid 94 by a local doctor who told me that if I didn't do something soon, I wouldn't see Christmas (about 3 months away). I had lived with the symptoms for maybe 6 months. Hoping it was nothing serious and would go away on it's own. (I didn't know what it was at that time)

Long story short, I was told that if the cancer had reached my kidney, there would be no stopping it. And about every inch up my ureter was a nodule.

Well 4 rounds of chemo and 12 hours of surgery later, I walked out of the hospital.

I never thought about my sex life afterward but in a way, this has made it better. Everything works fine for me. The only difference is that I have no discharge, and it takes a little while longer to reach ******.

But on a lighter note: Remember all those things you said you'd give your left *** for? Well, I did, and I'm still waiting :-)

If you're in this situation, don't put it off. Get checked out. It won't go away on it's own. The symptoms are pain/swelling in one or both testicles. Usually it strikes men in their late 20's to mid 30's.

Note: whatever side you lose, try carrying some spare change in the opposite pocket. It'll balance you out and stop you from leaning....lol

Seriously, here's some places to find out more:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/testicular-cancer/DS00046

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/sites-types/testicular

tat2doc tat2doc 51-55, M 6 Responses Mar 5, 2009

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How is your testicular cancer I hope its still in remissiom

Do you have to go for check ups .

A truley inspiration story and thanks for sharing it.N ow I will make sure my partner checks himself. I hope you don;t mind me asking but what were the firsy symptoms you had as my partner keep getting a pain in his side.

HOPE YOU ARE FEELING WELL. XXX

Thanks for sharing your inspirational story and glad you survived and beat cancer

thanks for sharing. i'm very glad you beat it. i don't care for those PSAs either. this story was much better.

I already have to carry change to balance out myself from all of the body jewelry. I might be better served taking the change out like ballast. Argh! I'm glad you're still with us.

thanks for the story. glad you survived it.