Ben S

Location

Australia

Age Diagnosed

24

Current Age

28

Treatment

Surgery (Orchiectomy), Chemotherapy, RPLND
Ben S's Story

I was diagnosed in early 2018 with Stage II b TC after a delayed diagnosis. Nothing was delayed after that as I went on the whirlwind journey that is cancer treatment. Having surgery the very next day and starting BEP chemo just a couple of weeks after that. Chemo was a tough fight but you come out the other side with wisdom and strength beyond your years. I ended up requiring further surgery in the form of an RPLND which was one of the few done robotically in Australian history. Exciting to be a part of but I certainly wouldn't recommend it for fun! After a very trying journey, I've officially been given the all-clear recently. I've found great joy and a real passion for sharing my experience, helping wherever possible to generate awareness and assist other men who are on this journey. I cannot stress enough the importance of maintaining your physical and mental fitness throughout what you're going through. I'm looking forward to helping wherever I can.

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