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CancerBro - Testicular Cancer Forum, Testicular Cancer Group and Support Community
CoreyM88
Posted on Aug. 2, 2019, 6:38 p.m.
Hi everyone! My name is Corey from Tennessee and 2 days ago I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. I go for an orchiectomy in a couple of hours. I noticed a swollen and hard testicle about a month... read more
StackHouse
Posted on July 30, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Anybody here with double orchiectomy? I will go through it next week and I am worried about what can I expect next? How much time for the recovery and what changes would it bring in my life.
justinsandler
Posted on July 16, 2019, 1:44 a.m.
Hello warriors. My name is Justin Sandler and I am a recent survivor of germ cell cancer. It is very rare but closely related to testicular cancer. Although it was in the form of a large tumor in m... read more
Wheaton
Posted on July 15, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
I had my orchiectomy on Wednesday and I am feeling pretty good. I am wondering how long does I need to wait before I try some sexy time with my wife. Not thinking about intercourse. I guess that wi... read more
Phillbd
Posted on July 7, 2019, 12:39 p.m.
Im phill and 36 in central otago new Zealand. I got hit with testicular cancer and was diagnosed with a Tb1 and had left testicle removed, 4 weeks post surgery now and opting for treatment to bette... read more
TesticularCancerBro
Posted on July 6, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Hello Community Members, Hope you are doing great. Recently, we came to know that most people here don't know from where to accept friend requests and read messages. So, we decided to post it her... read more
Mecky
Posted on July 2, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
How long does it take to feel normal after RPLND surgery? I’m 8 days post op and still pretty sore. Thanks guys
TesticularCancerBro
Posted on June 28, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Being a cancer FIGHTER, there are always a lot of questions and doubts in our mind. And who can answer them better than a SURVIVOR. So all the FIGHTERS in the group can ask what's there in their m... read more
Tim81
Posted on June 28, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
Hey all, New to this site. I'm 37 from Melbourne Australia & was diagnosed with TC in March this yr. Within a fortnight of diagnosis, they had removed my right testicle. I'm back at work as it wa... read more
Kolea
Posted on June 24, 2019, 6:46 p.m.
I just went RPLND and having trouble in sleeping. Any recommendations on how to combat this issue?

Welcome to our Testicular Cancer Forum and Support Group

The CancerBro Testicular forum is an online support group for patients, caregivers, and survivors dealing with testicular cancer. Community members help and support each other. You can ask questions, share your personal stories, feelings, or anything else related to testicular cancer.

You can also communicate privately with other members by adding them to your friends list and sending them a direct message. There are testicular cancer survivors in our community who would love to help and support you.

About Testicular Cancer:

In this type of cancer, malignant cells starts developing in the testicles - part of male reproductive system responsible for generation of sperms. According to American Cancer Society, there will be approximately 9,560 new cases of testicular cancer in the United States [2019].

Risk Factors of Testicular Cancer:

  1. Cryptorchidism: failure of testes to descend from the abdomen to scrotum before birth
  2. Family history.
  3. Race and Ethnicity: White men in US and Europe are more prone to testicular cancer as compared to men in Africa or Asia. 
  4. Genetic Cancer Predisposition Syndromes.
  5. Infection with HIV. 

Symptoms of testicular cancer:

  1. Painful/Painless swelling in one or both testicles. 
  2. Pain in the abdomen or groin. 
  3. Discomfort in testicles or scrotum. 
  4. Early puberty in case of androgen-producing tumors.

Types of testicular cancer:

  1. Seminoma Testicular cancer: This is a slow growing testicular cancer which usually affects men between 40 to 50 years of age. It also spread to the lymph nodes. 
  2. Non seminoma testicular cancer: It is the more common form of testicular cancer and is more aggressive as compared to seminoma testicular cancer. 

1 out of every 250 males will be diagnosed with testicular cancer at some point during their lifetime. Raising awareness for testicular cancer is important so that young guys can know about it and minimize their risks. 

Our team of doctors and medical writers have created content for raising testicular cancer awareness in multiple formats - infographics, videos, and information articles on its risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, staging, and what are its various treatment options available.

Community Guidelines:

  1. If you are new to the community, then please introduce yourself to other members. In the Introduction post - you can share about your diagnosis, any experience or story, and what you expect from the support group. 
  2. If you want to stay anonymous, then please do not share any personal information anywhere in the website. You can read more about your privacy controls here
  3. Be kind to others and any use of foul or abusive language is strictly prohibited. 
  4. Do not spam the community with self promotional posts. 
  5. Do not spam other community members with excessive friend requests and personal messages. 
  6. Do not consider any information in the forum as medical opinion.

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