Lance Armstrong, the well-known US cyclist is recovering from testicular cancer. He disregarded the potential testicular cancer symptoms and attributed the pain to too much exercise. The cancerous growth spread to other parts of his body before the doctors diagnosed it. He was undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Don’t be ignorant to the Cancer Signs, look at the symptoms for testicular cancer and go and see a doctor immediately!
Here are some of the symptoms which you have to look out for, to make sure that you do not stand in Lance Armstrong’s shoes.
- Are you feeling extremely tired and have a low sex drive, when once you are extremely energetic and had a good sex life?
- Do you find this feeling of discomfort and a mild pain in your testicles, groin region lower area of the stomach and in your legs?
- Have you suddenly notice that your testicles are changing their shape? Has a testicle hardened in the past couple of months?
- Have you seen some swelling in the testicles, especially when one looks as if it has shrunk and the other looks as if it has swollen up to more than thrice the normal size?
- Have you found some sort of lumpy tissue or growth, whenever you press the testicles gently?
- Are you finding blood in the semen?
- Are you suffering from hydroceles in the scrotal sac?
Any or all of the symptoms taken together are definitely potential testicular cancer symptoms and as Prevention is better than cure, it is necessary that you go to your doctor right now.
Many cases of cancer have become potentially fatal, just because the patient disregarded the symptoms. The idea of “this cannot happen to me, I am healthy,” is not something which is a very healthy outlook, either physical or mental. So, it is much better to err on the safer side, than to disregard, what can potentially be fatal if it spreads to other parts of the body. You might be rather shy, going to the doctor and telling him your symptoms; this is going to be the case, if you are just 16 and imagine that he is going to laugh at you. That is definitely not true. He is going to diagnose your symptoms, look at the extent to which the disease has spread, and then give you the best treatment to make sure that you live long and prosper.
Some of the questions you might want to ask your doctor if you are diagnosed with testicular cancer, are -
- Is this type of cancer fatal?
- Can I be cured by radiotherapy and chemotherapy
- Am I in the poor risk potentially fatal group or in the good risk shall be cured group?
- Will it be necessary for me to use the help of sperm banks in the future?
- What are the side effects of chemotherapy if needed, going to be?
The doctor is definitely going to reassure you on all these points. So do not wait, if you see any of the testicle cancer symptoms. See your doctor now!