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Thread: Testicular cancer at 16?

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    Testicular cancer at 16?

    My best friend has been going through many tests for testicular cancer but they are not 100% at the minute but this thought really scares me as my great uncle has just passed away from cancer and my mum has been told that she will not win her battle with her brain cancer as it is a grade four (Glioblastoma Multiform) and I'm so scared that everyone I love is going through such a horrible time, it's so hard!

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    Testicular cancer is successfully treated in young men more often than not. The success rates are extremely high and it is curable . Try not to worry.
    Age 62
    Diffuse Large B cell Lymphoma
    Stage 2a Bulky presentation
    Finished six cycles of R chop 21 26th May 2008
    Officially in remission 9th July 2008
    Remission reconfirmed 1st October 2008
    Remission reconfirmed 17th June 2009
    Remission reconfirmed 7th June 2010
    Remission reconfirmed 6th July 2011

    NED AND DECLARED CURED on the 2/01/2013

    No more scheduled visits to the Prof

    Still alive in 2019 !

    RULE NUMBER 1.....Don't Panic
    RULE NUMBER 2..... Don't forget rule Number 1

    Great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.

    I may not have gone where I intended to go,
    but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

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    If the cancer has not spread out of the testicle, the cure rate is 100% - it is the most curable of all cancers, very sensitive to chemo, and they do use the word "cure" not remission. Even if it has spread, there is something like a 90% cure rate. I know this because a friend's son had it, it had spread, and he is doing fine.

    So don't worry.

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    I also know someone who.was a stage.4, Mets to lungs and brain. He's now 4 years in remission. One more year and he's a cure!


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