Five types of standard treatment are used: Surgery Surgery to remove the testicle inguinal orchiectomy and some of the lymph nodes may be done at diagnosis and staging. Tumors that have spread to other places in the body may be partly or entirely removed by surgery.
University student; single, no children.
Over time the chemotherapy knocks out your immune system because they're kind of, you know they're cells that rapidly divide which is what a Testicular cancer is, which is what the chemo is aiming for.
So you knock your immune system, you know it's knocked out so you become kind of prone to infection and your red blood cells aren't produced as readily and so you kind of find yourself being quite anaemic. And so after awhile, after chemo four, I was, you know all my blood was utterly wiped-out so I was very, very anaemic and I had no immune system.
And that was appalling because I Testicular cancer stand up and I was just kind of, to lie down I was fine and once I was resting it was no problem. But to actually have to walk, even from like the living room to the front door, to let someone in was such hard work.
And it's just, it's just really difficult to describe how really severe anaemia feels. You just can't do anything and you're thinking, okay I have to like go and switch over the telly channel now, and it's like I've got to plan this and work out what is the most direct way of doing it is to stop too much effort.
And then they gave me two bags of blood next time I went for chemo and you're fine, just like that, it's incredible. So I wish actually I'd asked at the time, you know, 'I feel weak and anaemic, can you just check out my blood and may be give me a blood transfusion'.
Because the anaemia was bizarre and just, and once you've got the blood in you it's fine and you feel right as rain again. And I got an infection after chemo, three or four I think, because my immune system was just wiped out. Sometimes the side effects of chemotherapy are more serious and may be permanent.
For example, cisplatin can cause tinnitus ringing in the ears and may damage hearing. Two men, who had chemotherapy for three months, told us about their partial loss of hearing.
One man said that he had suffered lung damage, which he attributed to bleomycin, and kidney damage from cisplatin. Another man said that carboplatin had damaged his liver, kidneys and pancreas.
Audio only Text only.Testicular cancer facts Each year about 9, men in the U.S.
are diagnosed with testicular cancer. Most are under age 35, though the disease can affect boys and men at any age. Testicular cancer most often begins in germ cells (cells that make sperm).
It is rare and is most frequently diagnosed in men years old. Most testicular cancers can be cured, even if diagnosed at an advanced stage. Start here to find information on testicular cancer treatment, screening, and . Testicular cancer can occur in one or both testicles, the pair of male reproductive organs that produces sperm and male hormones.
Nearly 9, new cases of testicular cancer are . Testicular cancer is not a common cancer, but it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer after skin cancer in men aged 20– In Australia, about men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year, accounting for about 1% of all cancers in men.
Testicular cancer is cancer that starts in the testicles, the male reproductive glands located in the scrotum. Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men between the ages of 15 and Testicular cancer is a relatively rare type of cancer that starts in the testicles, the male reproductive glands located in the scrotum.
It begins when normal cells in a testicle change and grow uncontrollably into a benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumor.