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.