moss13's Journey with Classical Seminoma, Testicular Cancer

Survivor: Testicular Cancer > Seminoma > Classical Seminoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 47, Stage I

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    • moss13
    • Experience with Classical Seminoma, Tes...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I found a lump while showering one morning getting ready for work. It was not painful but it did not feel normal so I went to the doctor the following day. He ordered an ultrasound and then I went to a urologist and he said I need to have surgery right away. That was 3 days later and I had my left testicle removed. Very stressful as I was feeling great up until the diagnosis and then fear and stress took over.

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    • moss13
    • Experience with Classical Seminoma, Tes...
    about 5 years ago
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    Removal of testicle

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was out of work for 6 weeks while I healed up. While I feel the surgery went as well as can be expected, since the surgery I just don't have the energy and stamina I used to before the surgery. A blood test showed my testosterone is lower than normal range. It is frustrating because I like to be active in outdoor recreation like camping, canoeing, kayaking and hiking.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • moss13
    • Experience with Classical Seminoma, Tes...
    about 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    I have been dealing with anxiety since the surgery and the fears of the cancer coming back. I had my 3 month CT Scan and blood tests. They all came back clear so that was a relief but I can't help but worry about what the future holds. I was fortunate that my cancer was caught early and my oncologist and I have agreed to not to rush into radiation as there were no signs that my cancer had spread. It was removed with surgery. We are doing what is called "surveillance" so keeping a close eye on things with frequent blood tests and ct scans. I have cleared the first one and will have more blood tests in November and another ct scan in February.

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