James M

Location

Canada

Age Diagnosed

27

Current Age

28

Treatment

Surgery (Orchiectomy)
James M's Story

Hi there, I'm James Moulden from Hamilton, Ontario. I'm an active male who at the age of 27 was diagnosed with testicular cancer. I noticed something was wrong relatively quickly. Let’s be real — we're guys, we itch and scratch. Two days after noticing my left testicle was bigger and harder then my right one, I decided I need to go get it checked out. I went to a walk-in clinic, explained what was going on and they checked it out. They told me to get to the hospital emergency in Hamilton, they will know I'm coming.Obviously, now I'm nervous — I know this is serious. I went into emergency and was sent for an ultrasound and a few other tests that all seem like a blur. This was a stressful night but it’s something I'm extremely proud I did — because just 48 hours after that I had surgery to remove the cancer and I've been cancer-free ever since.The night I was diagnosed was one of the hardest nights of my young life. I went home with not a lot of my questions answered, nervous as to what the next steps would be. I knew one of my sister’s friends had gone through the same thing. Although we weren't overly familiar with each other, I decided to message him to ask him some questions. He was more then willing to answer all my questions and assure me that I was going to be okay. PJ was so helpful to me. He made me feel so much better going into the surgery, knowing what recovery was going to be like. I want to be that person for someone else. Be that shoulder to lean on, so I can make someone feel more comfortable during the process.

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