Brother with testicular mass: possibly cancer, please help

  1. On Monday, Feb. the 19th, my brother had an ultrasound done on his testicles (he had a lump and his testicles were swollen). A mass was found, and on Wed. the 21st the mass was removed. The doctor says there is a 90% chance that the tumor is malignant, but we will not know until either Friday the 23rd or Monday the 26th. The doctor is waiting on the lab work to see if it is cancer, what type of cancer it is, and from there treatments will be discussed.

    Does anyone know of any web sites I can go to for more information? I am still a nursing student and have not studied about this kind of cancer yet, and my nursing books don't have a lot of information. I could really use some help. Thanks.

    [This message has been edited by Rileycat (edited February 21, 2001).]
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Jenny P
    I just read in Nursing Spectrum this past week about Scott Hamilton's Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship (CARES) foundation at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. I looked up the article but couldn't see a web site, but there is a phone number listed. It is 800-223-2273, ext. 52573. The article is excellent, if you can get a copy (Nursing Spectrum metro edition, Feb. 2001, vol.2 no.3). Good luck, and God bless you and your brother.

    [This message has been edited by Jenny P (edited February 21, 2001).]
  4. by   KSEFLINK
    PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY OFFICE. THEY CAN GIVE YOU ALL TYPES ON INFO AND EVEN GET SOMEONE IN TOUCH WITH YOUR BROTHER WHO HAS BEEN THROUGH SIMILAR SITUATIONS. I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND FOR HIM (AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY)
    HANG IN THERE
  5. by   Dplear
    Please for the life of your brother, get in contact with the Genito Urinary clinic at
    M D Anderson Cancer Center, here in Houston. They are the BEST cancer center in the World and they are doing cutting edge studies into cancer that are 20 years ahead of anyplace else. People from all over the world go there to get treatment and to LIVE.
  6. by   MollyJ
    I think MD Anderson is pretty impressive in their approach to testicular cancer having had an experience that brought me into contact with someone who went their in a very peripheral way. They think of things like survival, they work up mets sights completely and they work to maintain fertility when possible. I agree with the prev poster.
  7. by   Rileycat
    Originally posted by Dplear:
    Please for the life of your brother, get in contact with the Genito Urinary clinic at
    M D Anderson Cancer Center, here in Houston. They are the BEST cancer center in the World and they are doing cutting edge studies into cancer that are 20 years ahead of anyplace else. People from all over the world go there to get treatment and to LIVE.
    Would you happen to know the phone number for the Genito Urinary Clinic at M D Anderson Cancer Center? If not, I'm sure I can manage to find it. Thanks for your help.

  8. by   Rileycat
    THANKS EVERYONE, FOR YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT.
  9. by   nursejanedough
    Anyone familiar with someone who has or had cervical cancer? Family member just diagnosed a couple of days ago. I know nothing. Being an old psych/LTC nurse, I have no advice, etc. to give her. Thanks
  10. by   NRSKarenRN
    Here is link for Memorial Sloan -Kettering testiculare CA site: http://www.mskcc.org/document/WICTEST.htm

    Another excellent site that I use as resourse is oncolink at Univ of Pennsylvania: http://oncolink.upenn.edu/upcc/

    YAHOO also has wonderful links under cancer.

    Good luck in finding info or your families. They will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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