Testicular Cancer

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Testicular Cancer

by tcosta on Thu Dec 06, 2012 05:12 PM

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Hi all, 

My name is Timmy C and I am a senior at Menlo School in Atherton, CA.  I am taking an Anatomy class right now and for a project we were assigned a chronic illness.  I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer.  For the past couple of weeks I have been researching the topic online, but I would like to get a feel for what it is like to actually live with the cancer.  If you are willing to share your story with me please reply!

Thanks for your consideration,

Timmy C

RE: Testicular Cancer

by Brian70 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 03:00 AM

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Hi Timmy;

The best way to find out what cancer is like is to read a blog by someone who has been through the treatment.

Testicular cancer is quite different for young and old men.  Young men generally have a germ cell tumor.  For old men it is almost always non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

An excellent blog for young man's cancer is:

http://mytesticularcancerblog.blogspot.com/

If you want to read about old man's cancer, check out my blog at:

http://nonhodgkinlymphoma.wordpress.com/

I hope this helps.

Brian

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by tcosta on Fri Dec 07, 2012 03:26 AM

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Thank you Brian! This is awesome.

Do you have any relatives or friends that have testicular cancer? If so, do you think they would be willing to share their story?

Thanks,

Timmy

RE: Testicular Cancer

by Brian70 on Sun Dec 09, 2012 03:31 PM

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Timmy;

I'm happy to say that I have no friends or relatives who have testicular cancer.

One resource I forgot in my original reply was Lance Armstrong's book: "It's not about the bike".  In it he chronicles his fight against testicular cancer.  You will find a lot of useful detail in it.  Plus it's a good read.

Hope this helps.

Brian

RE: Testicular Cancer

by tcosta on Sun Dec 09, 2012 09:05 PM

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Thank you Brian!

I'm gald to hear that your family and friends are cancer free!

Thank you for helping me gain insight into Testicular Cancer. The resources you have given me have helped me out a lot and I really appreciate it!

Timmy

RE: Testicular Cancer

by rfelton549 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 02:13 AM

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On Dec 06, 2012 5:12 PM tcosta wrote:

Hi all, 

My name is Timmy C and I am a senior at Menlo School in Atherton, CA.  I am taking an Anatomy class right now and for a project we were assigned a chronic illness.  I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer.  For the past couple of weeks I have been researching the topic online, but I would like to get a feel for what it is like to actually live with the cancer.  If you are willing to share your story with me please reply!

Thanks for your consideration,

Timmy C

Timmy,

I am a 27 year survivor of testicular cancer. If you are still interested and I can help in any way, I am more than willing to give you whatever information you would like.

Ray F

Age 66

Eure, North Carolina

RE: Testicular Cancer

by SamBenj on Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:54 AM

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On Dec 07, 2012 3:00 AM Brian70 wrote:

Hi Timmy;

The best way to find out what cancer is like is to read a blog by someone who has been through the treatment.

Testicular cancer is quite different for young and old men.  Young men generally have a germ cell tumor.  For old men it is almost always non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

An excellent blog for young man's cancer is:

http://mytesticularcancerblog.blogspot.com/ "" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://mytesticularcancerblog.blogspot.com/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://mytesticularcancerblog.blogspot.com/

If you want to read about old man's cancer, check out my blog at:

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I hope this helps.

Brian

That's my blog. Thanks Brian! Yes happy to help if I can Sam.Benjam ins@gmail.com

RE: Testicular Cancer

by fredreiss on Wed Apr 17, 2013 03:10 PM

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Tim.

I had testicular cancer at 27, then recently again at 57. I'm a two time survivor. I did radiation the first time, and chemo the second time at the Stanford Cancer in Palo Alto. The first issue is this radiation or chemo. How far advanced is your cancer. What type of tumor do you have?

I'm a writer who wrote a book about my experience Today Cancer Tomorrow The World, which is available as a book or a 99-cent eBook (I priced it low because most people going through cancer are broke) on amazon or at Fredforyourhead.com . If you're broke, I'll give you a book, but jsut so you know, the income from the book is helping me along because I lost my job, then got cancer, and I have been one year out of chemo. So far so good. But check out thesde things about me and the book.

Best, Fred

I did a blog about my cancer experience:http://fredforyourhead.wordpress.com/

I also have some info on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Today-Cancer-Tomorrow-The-Wor a blog about my experience

I've put out a few videos about my book Today Cancer Tomorrow The World. Check them out:

1.) Tips on How To Fight Cancer from Today Cancer Tomorrow The World on youtube. Pictures during treatment with narration:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2N45rIiAEc&feature=youtu

2.) How the movie Rocky inspired my fight and why the word "positive" has nothing to do with fighting cancer. Another vid on the reading: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWFrjW7Ri8M&feature=youtu

3.) In Today Cancer Tomorrow The World I talk about different ways you can draw on your life to fight cancer. This tactic was petting my cats. This is from a reading at the Capitola Book Cafe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ7GLtwEMKg&feature=playe

4.) Fred Reiss Harps Don't belong in Cancer Centers,.

FRED shows you how to use humor and the power of your own life
and dreams and love to fight cancer, caregive, advocate for your best care and reduce your suffering during treatment.
Testicular Cancer: Fred's been there and back . . .
Twice!
Death is inevitable. But that doesn't mean it's necessary.
You can outrank it.
This is a recent reading at the Capitola Book Cafe in Capitola CA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJSfos3U4tk&feature=playe

Newspaper interview:

The Santa Cruz Sentinel's Wallace Baine did a nice piece on me. I'd rather be Grateful Fred than Grateful Dead...
http://themusesantacruz.com/2013/04/03/writer-and-comedian-f

rjcrossley rjcrossley
(Inactive)

RE: Testicular Cancer

by rjcrossley on Mon Jun 03, 2013 08:43 PM

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On Dec 06, 2012 5:12 PM tcosta wrote:

Hi all, 

My name is Timmy C and I am a senior at Menlo School in Atherton, CA.  I am taking an Anatomy class right now and for a project we were assigned a chronic illness.  I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer.  For the past couple of weeks I have been researching the topic online, but I would like to get a feel for what it is like to actually live with the cancer.  If you are willing to share your story with me please reply!

Thanks for your consideration,

Timmy C

Good luck I just pass one of my  anatomy  exams.   A thing that's just come to light, I thought you might like to know about That it is a fact that  in some cases if a man has testicular cancer and takes a pregnancy test he will get a positive hope this link works All the best Ray

http://boingboing.net/2012/11/08/positive-pregnancy-test-dia

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