Post # 1
DH found a lump 10 days ago.
I’ve spent the last 9 1/2 days researching, with the words “testicular cancer” glaring and taking over my computer screen. As a hypochondriac, I should know better than to turn to the internet.
DH had his appointment today with his regular doctor. He said that there was definitely some sort of mass there… but believed there was only a 25% chance of it being cancer. He thinks its probably a cyst or calcium deposit. He has an ultrasound scheduled for one week from today and a urologist appointment scheduled for a week after that.
I hate to admit it, but I don’t feel relieved at all. In fact, I almost feel more anxious because now I have to wait longer for any sort of definite results. I’ve already been dealing with this anxiety for 10 days. Now I have another 7-14 to go? DH feels good and confident with what the doctor says. I wish I felt the same. Doctor did say, “If by the small chance it is cancer, it is the best cancer to get due to its extremely high curability rate.” And since DH doesn’t have any other TC symptoms, he thinks it would be really early in the ball game (Ha. No pun intended) regarding staging.
I wish I felt more at ease with all of this. I’d just like this nightmare situation to be over.
Post # 3
Oh no! So sorry this is happening to you and your DH! I know you can’t be TOTALLY relieved, but hearing about how good his chances would be and that there’s a really good chance it isn’t cancer is awesome! Keep thinking positive thoughts – it’ll keep your DH in good spirits too. I can’t imagine having to wait so long for real results – stay strong! Please let us know when you find out more, I’d love to hear that he’s doing well.
Post # 4
Not sure if this is any consolation, but I found a lump in my breast a couple years ago. My gyno confirmed there was definitely something there, and sent me to a specialist for an ultrasound.
The breast tissue was a little irregular, and very dense in places, but there was no tumor of any kind. The ultrasound was in a small private room, and the results were on the screen as it was happening, so I got instant results. There was nothing painful or scary about it.
I had convinced myself that I was most certainly dying and in the end there was nothing worrisome at all. The human body makes all sorts of lumps and irregularities. Some of them are cancer, but most of them aren’t–hopefully you’ll find out that his isn’t very soon. I’ll keep the two of you in my prayers in the meantime.
Post # 5
I hope it’s nothing to worry about. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Post # 6
I’m so sorry you have to go through this. I know it’s hard not to think about it but try not to worry too much until you have results and STAY AWAY from google!! I was in a similar situation a few months ago, my FI went to the dentist for an AWFUL looking white ulcer in his mouth and the dentist freaked him out when she said “OMG I have only seen this in textbooks…it looks really bad and you have to see an oral surgeon ASAP.” She thought it was oral cancer. You can imagine how the next 2 weeks went. Well he had a blood test that looked okay and we finally got the biopsy results ad it was benign. The dr said it did look bad but was likely his Crohn’s. After dealing with all of that, my best advice is to stay off the internet and try not to worry about it until you get results. I’m thinking of you and your husband, my thoughts and prayers are with you!
Post # 7
My FH went through this two years ago. The waiting for appointments about sent him over the edge, and I completely understood that. It did turn out to be a calcium deposit and all is well. Sending you good thoughts and prayers.
Post # 8
My FI went through this a year and a half ago as well. It is so incredibly draining to wait, but it’s SO good he was checking and hopefully if it is anything, it will be caught early! You’re in my thoughts and prayers that it’s nothing!
***TMI Alert*** But it’s good for both of you to know ahead of time. Apparently, these kind of ultrasounds can be very unintentionally arousing for men. When FI had his, another friend who had the procedure before told him to “take care” of himself just before going to the appointment, and FI said he thinks that helped avoid any embarassing “standing up” issues, if you catch my drift. 😉
Just something you may want to pass on to your guy beforehand, so he is prepared!
Post # 9
My fiance went through the same thing several years ago and it turned out to be just a cyst. I agree to stay away from google and webmd, they only show the worst case scenario! Either way, I’m sure he’ll be fine, so try not to panic!
Post # 10
Hubs had one at the base of his sac, a small one and it went away on its own before I could make him go to the doc for it. Hopefully its just a cyst, I have had many of them throughout my life
Post # 11
Hi all– Just wanted to update in case any of you came back to check this thread.
He had his ultrasound today. Of course the radiologist couldn’t tell him much at the time, but she did mention that the lump appeared to be superficial, like a calcium deposit would be.
His doctor called him about an hour later, telling him that it was definitely not cancer, so nothing to worry about it. He said he was sending DH the report about what it is (so I’m not really sure whether its a cyst or calcium deposit or whathaveyou), and would like him to get another ultrasound in 6 months just to make sure nothing has changed.
This is a big relief- and I’m thankful for you ladies that responded with similar situations you’ve been through (either yourself or with your SO).
Post # 12
@kimmylyn: Oh good, am pleased everything is OK. Was only thinking about it yesterday.
Post # 13
Glad to hear that everything’s turned out okay! : )
Post # 14
I’m so glad to hear that things turned out well for y’all!
Post # 15
I know it’s easy for us to say, but TRY not to worry. It probably IS nothing, but even if it isn’t, he’s being seen by a dr. and not letting it go, and that’s a huge plus.
Hang in there!