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Thought the lump in my right testicle was just a cyst, as 4 years prior I'd had a cyst removed... Waited 6 months before seeing my urologist and on July 19, 2014 was informed that the enlarged testicle was in fact "testicular cancer." I experienced no pain or changes in my health at all during this period... I'm 54, black male and supposedly less than 2% of black men get this disease; especially in my age range... Lucky Me.... I've done all the ultrasounds, blood work for tumor markers and it's been quite a fast education in the last 3 days.. Surgery is scheduled for July 23, 2014.. Hope to find out more info from my doctor and I'm really still absorbing this.. I'm a fighter and pray that this insidious disease gets a knockout... Ironically, I'm in tip-top shape, even have a 6 pack at my age- work out 4x a week and never been sick a day in my life .. Feel as though, I've been betrayed by my body... I'll post more info as I learn more

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July 22, 2014

Goodyear, Arizona 85338

Cancer Info

Testicular Cancer

Non-seminomatous Mixed germ cell tumor

July 19, 2014

Stage 1

5.1 - 6.0 cm

No

Sneaky invasive disease

Life is precious

Enlarged right testicle;,no pain whatsoever

July 23, 2014, right radical orchiectomy : pain & soreness

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