right testicle removed

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right testicle removed

by mascotty02 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 07:05 AM

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hey guys

Another one from the UK..Manchester...Had my right testicle removed due to a mass tumour on the 18th april still sore and uncomfortable, had my left one removed a few years ago but there was no follow up treatment required chemo/radiotherapy thank goodness and have an appointment on the 13th May with the oncology dept, is there not a schedule before this for scans so they can determine how much chemo I need? as was told that I would need it this time everything seems to be be going about the wrong way, no one seems to be doing anything and seems like the waiting game, have an appointment with the endocronolist on the 19th May regarding testosterone levels, any help and advice would be appreciated


RE: right testicle removed

by JulieM on Wed May 18, 2011 07:23 PM

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Hi Mascotty02,


Due to testicular cancer, my husband (from Scotland) had his left testicle removed 15 years ago along with some nodes in his abdomen.  The cancer had metastasized to the nodes in his abdomen only.  The testis tumour was termed "non-seminoma" cancer.  He received chemo treatments in Florida (3 three-week cycles.  In-hospital five days with constant intravenous chemo, then the following two weeks of each cycle he had a shot of Bleomycin as an out-patient on Mondays only).  Today, he is free of that particular cancer.  The 3 cycles consisted of:

Monday through Friday - Hospital stay (5 days) - On the first Monday of each cycle he was given (intravenously) Cisplatin, Etoposide VP-16 and Bleomycin; along with Zofran for nausea and Decadron for inflammation and Ativan as a sedative.

Tuesday to Friday - All the above treatments, except Bleomycin.

Then for the following two weeks of the cycle he stayed at home but he had to go in for a "push" of Bleomycin only, on the two Mondays, on an out-patient basis.

End of One Cycle.

(The next two cycles were a repeat of the above one.)


For the next two to three years he had to have regular blood tests for BHCG, etc. and chest X-rays.  15 years later, today, he is free of that particular cancer.


However, he is now battling a NEW one (colon cancer) that isnot a recurrence of the testicular cancer.  Good luck with your treatments, whatever they are, as testicular cancer is very treatable even if it has metastasized (look at my husband and Lance Armstrong for example).

RE: right testicle removed

by mascotty02 on Wed May 25, 2011 07:16 PM

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Hey JulieM,

sorry about the long delay in getting back to you, I am being reffered to Christies Hospital in Manchester this friday, pretty scared now, but thinks hopefully moving along as it seemed long delays getting reffered. am hoping to find out what the plan of action is also so will keep you uupdated, I have started injections for the testosterone ir will be tomorrow morning, sorry to hear about hubby and the colon problems, I hope this can be cured completley soon.  appreciate your plan there and will update this shortly

take care


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