Jteach1960's Journey with Testicular Cancer

Survivor: Testicular Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 17 years ago, Male, Age: 55, Stage III

  1. 1
    about 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    I was sick for 6 weeks, losing weight and incredible back pain. Doctors insisted it was a degenerative back issue. I would live with it for the rest of my life.

  2. 2
    about 4 years ago
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    Removal of testicle

    Procedure or Surgery

    Back pain went away as soon as testicle gone! The doctors had never seen a sicker man...told to go home and enjoy my children with the time I had left.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
  3. 3
    about 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Went to Dana Farber in Boston MA. best idea for my survival! But...3 drugs took away my ability to eat and drink! I wasted away to nothing. Vomiting, and mouth sores that traveled down to the stomach were rampant. Spent many weeks in hospital with every complication imaginable!

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree