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BY Chuck Williams

In 2001, I was 31 years old, working full time and engaged to be married. I had no symptoms or abnormalities. But one day, I noticed a knot on my left testicle. 

After going to see my doctor in Monroe, Louisiana, I was diagnosed with a rare form of testicular cancer. I underwent surgery to have the testicle removed. I wanted the results of my biopsy sent to MD Anderson.

A week after surgery, I received a call that the...

Chuck Williams stands near the gong at MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center after completing testicular cancer treatment.

BY Ronda Wendler

A social media post about a man’s positive pregnancy test reportedly led to his testicular cancer diagnosis.

The man jokingly took...

BY JMichael Shipman

Before scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro in June 2018, I’d never climbed a real mountain. I live in Beaumont, Texas, which is only around 30 feet above...

BY JMichael Shipman

Before I was diagnosed with testicular cancer at age 21 last year, I only did self-checks in the shower when I remembered to. That translated to about once every two or three months. I knew that the disease usually occurred in younger men, but I also thought I’d felt a lump a few years earlier, and it turned out to be normal.

The lump I found on my right testicle in February 2017 seemed pretty big to me, so it must have formed...

Testicular cancer survivor JMichael Shipman

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you — or your child — were diagnosed with cancer, what would you do? How would you handle the treatments and the side effects? How would...

BY James Coulson Jr.

One of the things that I learned as a testicular cancer patient at MD Anderson is that distraction is the name of the game. Our brains are...

BY James Coulson Jr.

Before I had testicular cancer, I was a really cynical person. I looked at the glass as half-empty. And I saw everything in life as just a...

BY Lany Kimmons

Patients' fertility can be affected both during cancer treatment – when an unplanned pregnancy could be a serious problem – and later, if...

BY Clayton Boldt

Sexual problems are one of the most common long-term side effects that cancer patients face. In a survey of MD Anderson cancer patients, almost...

BY Shane Scott

I have always been an athletic guy. I played football in high school and college. But after my testicular cancer treatment, I was overweight...