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Take a min. and read...

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I just wanted to let everyone know what I've been dealing with lately- hopefully to prevent anyone from making a very serious mistake...

About 8 months ago (maybe a little longer) I noticed my right testicle was firmer than normal. I figured I would wait and it would return to normal- There was no pain and everything worked as advertised... so I continued to put it off- month after month- not to mention its embarrassing and I really didn't want to have to drop my shorts infront of some doctor... Infact I had to work up the nerve to post this cause it still is kinda embarrassing. but i figured hey- what if I can help someone else- so here goes...

well it turned out to be Cancer- strangely enough this type of cancer is most common in males between ages 14 and 34. I have had surgery and after many prayers- Thank God it had not spread. The doctors told me if I had continued to wait that this type of cancer moves into the lymphnodes and eventually the lungs and kidneys. I am not quite out of the woods although my prognosis is about as good as one could hope for. For the next few weeks I will be going thru radition treatment to kill any microscopic cancer cells not detected on my catscan. Not to be confused with Kemo therapy- the radiation therapy side effects are much less serious.

Anyway- my point here is this- If you have any question at all that something is not right- don't wait- go see a doctor... and any of you out there with children in this age range- talk to them and let them know how serious this could have been. A few more months and I may have not had the chance to post this thread.
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Thanks for the info, Glad you are ok
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yea man glad your ok

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Thank you for posting your story, and VERY, VERY glad you finally went to the dr and are ok. I am 5 years NED from Melanoma cancer and went through several surgeries to remove the tumor (right foot) and 13 lymph nodes from my groin a year later (they thought it was spreading). Melanoma is the fastest spreading form of cancer and like tommytom's - is goes straight to the lymph system - the highway to everywhere in your body.

I hope the radiation goes ok, not fun but better than chemo. I hope everyone reading this will be sure to think about getting into a dr. right away if ANYTHING seems to be changing on your body, private areas, moles, lumps, bumps, etc. I HATE going to the dr. but the sooner you catch any illness you will be better off.

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P.S. I just put off going to the dr. for 2 weeks, wasnt feeling totally sick, but not right and just found out I have pneumonia So dont put the dr. off!!!

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My wife use to work for the American Cancer Society for a little over 5 years, so she was always telling me to get checked out for anything that seemed uncommon. Everyone should at least have an annual check-up to make sure that everythig is ok with their bodies. Excellent post by the way....
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My dad died of cancer...Thank-you for opening old wounds...
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he didnt mean to

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My sister died of cancer in 1990 (she was only 20). It is the ultimate silent killer if left undetected. I'm glad you are doing well. Just keep your head up and do exactly what the doctor's tell you.

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My dad died of cancer...Thank-you for opening old wounds...
WTF guy. I lost a very close loved one as well to cancer. If anything it made me more aware of it, I don't try to hide from it. I'm sure it wasn't TOMMY's intent to "open old wounds"

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Sorry to hear about your boys...Sorry to hear about everyone elses misfortune too.

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Very similar thing happened to two guys I know... Neither ended up in anything very serious, but it's a good idea to test your luggage ever once in a while just in case... It's nothing to be embarrased about... We are all humans, we fart, burp, poop, pee, and have issues associated with the parts that function in that capacity. Anyone who makes you feel embarrased to acknowledge these issues and/or parts is too immature to waste your time with anyway.

As much as I should probably bite my tongue, I cannot....

It's extremely perturbing to me that in response to a very thoughtful post that some people want to blame you for their inability to deal with life. People die, it f*cking sucks... that's life... Deal with it. If you want to rip me a new @$$ for saying so PM me and I will be happy to tell you the same thing again and again and again... Negative rep points, whatever... This ***** makes me FURIOUS!

This was a phenominal post and shouldn't be negated by anyone... Thank you for sharing.
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wow, pretty serious stuff. thank god you found it in time. same goes for you, pippi. we shouldn't hafta worry about this stuff at our young ages, but unfortunately we do. my friend just found out she has melanoma. she is only 29 with 3 kids and a husband. it can happen to everybody. we are still waiting to hear about how her case turns out. know your body folks. that's the best thing you can do.

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wow, pretty serious stuff. thank god you found it in time. same goes for you, pippi. we shouldn't hafta worry about this stuff at our young ages, but unfortunately we do. my friend just found out she has melanoma. she is only 29 with 3 kids and a husband. it can happen to everybody. we are still waiting to hear about how her case turns out. know you body folks. that's the best thing you can do.
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thanks everyone... At this point the docs say I am 99% cured and after radiation treatment I will be right around 99.9% cured. This type of cancer caught early has a 95% cure rate... if not caught in time- it is considered one of the fastest spreading cancers. Thank all of you for your replies. I will keep you all posted in the weeks to come as I start my treatment.

Sorry for your loss bumble-bee... not trying to open wounds but prevent them by letting people know- this can happen to anyone at anytime- before this i never had a health problem and cancer does not run in my family... i work out and am in great shape (well at least i was before all this- now i'm getting fat from laying around)

itgirl- your friend is in my prayers.
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Glad you got that checked out in time before it spread. Thanks for the heads up.
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In a way "old wounds..." help keep events in mind... good and bad. The bad is you lost someone… the Good is all the good times you had together and help keep in mind why they where lost so you are not lost...as well. Learn from the past and prepare for the Future.
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