kgalyean's Journey with Testicular Cancer

Survivor: Testicular Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Male, Age: 34, Stage I

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    • kgalyean
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I found a lump in the shower and new something was wrong. A week later I went to the Urologist who confirmed there was a tumor, but could not tell me if it was cancer until I had surgery.

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    • kgalyean
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Removal of testicle

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a great physician, however I was an add-on on a Friday and my doctor left right after the procedure. I had to wait about two hours before I saw my parents who finally told me the tumor was cancer.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • kgalyean
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The radiation made me extremely tired and also made me lose my appetite throughout the day.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • kgalyean
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    I finished 10 days of radiation and all of my blood work and scans have been clear since.

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