Here are some of the symptoms of testicular cancer, which you could have noticed before you went to the doctor. You felt extremely tired with this continuous pain in the back, in the lower portion of your abdomen, somewhere below the solar plexus, and some discomfort in the testicles. After that you noticed that one of your testicles was swelling up, and had some unexplained lumps in it. That was when you did the TSE – testicle self-examination – which you do regularly every month. Where did that particular lump come from? You went and saw the doctor immediately. He did a biopsy, and well, he diagnosed you to be suffering from testicular cancer.
You definitely do not need to despair. This cancer is curable, especially when the doctors have caught it in its initial stages. There are 8000 people just like you in the US suffering from testicular cancer, including 7 times tour de France winning cyclist Lance Armstrong. You went to the doctor with your symptoms as soon as you noticed them. He did not, and the cancerous growth, spread to other parts of the body. He had to thus undergo radiotherapy and chemotherapy. That is also going to be part of your medical treatment, but it is definitely not going to be as rigorous as is in the case of people, who disregard the potential testicular cancer symptoms.
Advanced cases of testicular cancer are going to see more cancerous growth in the testicles and possible traces of blood in the semen. Some patients are also going to see some sort of liquid in the scrotal area, especially in the form of hydroceles. The doctor is going to diagnose the hydrocele for potential cancerous growth. And after that, he is going to look at the extent to which the cancer has spread. The future medical treatment is going to depend upon what he diagnosed and how far the cancer has affected the testicle and other parts of the body.
Many people hearing the word cancer of the testicles immediately reach a nerve- racking state of mind. Nevertheless, testicular cancer is one cancer which is curable with the right treatment. Surgery is going to be done only in extreme cases, to save the life of the patient. And you are definitely not in that state or stage.
So, now that you have noticed these potential testicle cancer symptoms, and seen the doctor, good luck for your treatment!