Has anyone had/got testicular cancer? I've found a lump...
I'm 23 years old and have found a lump on my right testicle. Worryingly so, it doesn't hurt if I apply pressure to it and it is about the size of a pea. I don't have any of the other symptoms of testicular cancer (pain, an ache or a pulling sensation), but that's not much consolation as the pea-sized lump seems to be the de facto symbol of cancer down there.
If I'm honest, it's been there for some time now but I've been putting off going to the doctors as I'm scared of what the result might be. I've been hoping it would go away, but obviously it's not so I'm going to have to go and get it checked out. I'm at college, so I'm just going to go to the local health centre here rather than travel back home.
Does anyone know the procedure? Do I just show them my scrotum and the doctor proceeds to feel for lumps? I'm dreading going; it's going to be so invasive. Then I'll have to go through the whole ordeal of telling my parents and everyone that I've got cancer. I'm also at the end of my final year in university and I don't want my degree to be affected by this i.e. I don't want to not graduate due to the treatment or whatever.