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Jesse Hogan

TigerForce

Richmond has a better list.
Apr 26, 2004
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Ian4 said:
Its actually quite easy to diagnose if you know what you're looking for. But the reality is that people don't know what to look for. The main symptom is hardness of the testis. testicles are very soft, so if they feel hard or swollen that's when you need to get checked out. an ultrasound is enough to diagnose it and CT scan to confirm it.

I didn't notice any hardness coz I didn't think to check. I just woke up in the middle of the night with some discomfort, then realised there was some swelling. In hindsight, I was tired a lot in the previous months leading up to it and not quite feeling myself.

its a young man's disease with most people being diagnosed between the ages of 18-40. The main cause (the vast majority) is when people's balls drop late (AKA hit puberty later than the average boy). I was diagnosed 2 months before my 39th birthday, which is very late. my "balls dropping late" was not a cause for me. While I can't prove it, I suspect the cause was my mobile phone. I always place my mobile phone in my front right pocket. and it was my right testicle. I asked my oncologist and he couldn't rule it in or out.

The surgery itself was OK. I took 6 weeks off work, but I was right to go after a month (doctor was being extra cautious). But losing an aggot does play on your ego, I can't deny that. the whole emasculation thing does have a psychological effect on you. But it does wear off when you become sexually active again and you have practical proof that you still work down there.

there were also suspicions that the cancer had spread because one of the lymph nodes near my kidney had enlarged. But the PET Scan proved there was no hot spot in that area. and over the course of the next few months, the lymph node shrank. Turns out the cancer had caused inflammation in the lymph node. Big relief I'll tell ya.

I'll tell you one thing that is true though... dogs can detect it. I was sleeping at my partners place the night I woke up with the discomfort. she was dog sitting a friend's dog. and when I arrived she jumped straight into my crotch. I pushed her away a few times but she kept coming back. she knew.
Thanks for the response Bin. If it's swollen, OK, maybe that's a sign. Hard, I'm not sure. Admittedly, I'm way to sceptical on overdiagnosis of any illness in a person especially when it's always labelled a 'cancer'. With other health problems I've had in the past, I can't trust anyone anymore. Two aunties living overseas have copped this rubbish by being told they have breast cancer only to find out later it wasn't....

Lymph nodes could be anything too. At 50 years of age, I'm OK genetically, and I might just go for the cold turkey and die when I have to without any of these bullsh!t tests.
 

Disco

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Dec 4, 2004
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Been offline today but have heard the news. Best of wishes go out to Jesse.
Ian has pretty much covered things off. I was diagnosed at 36. It came about purely from noticing a hardness of the testicle. From the night I noticed it to surgery was less than 2 weeks. GP sent me to the specialist straight away who in turn booked me in ASAP. I was fortunate to have an early detection. There iis always an initial shock but the best thing I think for me was when the urologist and surgeon told me that if you had to have a cancer, this was the one to get. Once I heard that I felt overwhelming positive and without sounding like a wanker, just got on with it.
Post surgery success & recovery is something like 95%. I had a week off work post surgery and one single high dose chemotherapy treatment. The 4/5 years following is basically twice annual checkups with bloods and scans. I turn 45 this year and thankfully have had no further issues. I was told that my age was typical for diagnosis and that it can also be linked with fertility issues (which was true in my case).
All I can say is to check yourself out and if your body is ever trying to tell you something, don't hesitate.
 

Harry

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Mar 2, 2003
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Thanks guys. I'm checking my nuts as I type this. All seems good.
 

Harry

Tiger Legend
Mar 2, 2003
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Interesting that Hogan got suspended for punching Sam Rowe earlier this year. Didn't he also suffer from testicular cancer?
 

Rob Williams

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Sep 21, 2004
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YinnarTiger said:
Is it the same cancer that got Peter Crimmins?
Peter Crimmins had untreated testicular that spread, IIRC, YT. Stomach cancer was, I believe, reported at the time of his death. But it was considered unseemly to report testicular cancer at the time. Hogan is hopefully going to get better results than that. Sam Rowe's already been treated for testicular.
 

Tigers of Old

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Jul 26, 2004
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Ian4 said:
Its actually quite easy to diagnose if you know what you're looking for.
Disco said:
All I can say is to check yourself out and if your body is ever trying to tell you something, don't hesitate.
Agree with others. Good to talk about these things as men. Not enough do. :thumbsup :thumbsup
 

Ian4

BIN MAN!
May 6, 2004
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Disco said:
Ian has pretty much covered things off. I was diagnosed at 36. It came about purely from noticing a hardness of the testicle. From the night I noticed it to surgery was less than 2 weeks. GP sent me to the specialist straight away who in turn booked me in ASAP. I was fortunate to have an early detection. There iis always an initial shock but the best thing I think for me was when the urologist and surgeon told me that if you had to have a cancer, this was the one to get. Once I heard that I felt overwhelming positive and without sounding like a wanker, just got on with it.
Post surgery success & recovery is something like 95%. I had a week off work post surgery and one single high dose chemotherapy treatment. The 4/5 years following is basically twice annual checkups with bloods and scans. I turn 45 this year and thankfully have had no further issues.
great stuff. I'm coming up to 3 years next month. CT scans and bloods started at 2 month intervals and then 3 months. I'm now at 6 months and have to keep going until 10 years have passed.

Urologists don't stuff around. I felt the discomfort early Thursday morning. Had the ultrasound Friday morning and was diagnosed by the Urologist on Friday afternoon. had surgery the Thursday after (would have been earlier if he was able to fit me in). I was supposed to fly out to Brazil for the world cup 3 days after I was diagnosed. That was my dream holiday. But I am hoping to make up for in Russia next year.

Harry said:
Interesting that Hogan got suspended for punching Sam Rowe earlier this year. Didn't he also suffer from testicular cancer?
he did. I have kept a close eye on his career as a result. I believe he contacted Jesse Hogan yesterday which was nice of him

the most notable was for mine was Dylan Tombides. he was a young Australian playing for West Ham in England. he passed away 3 years ago. There is a foundation in his name and their main purpose is to provide awareness to the disease.

Tigers of Old said:
Agree with others. Good to talk about these things as men. Not enough do. :thumbsup :thumbsup
its pretty common knowledge these days that men ignore health issues far more than women. especially when it comes to the private regions. I guess women are a lot more used to being checked down there with pap smears, pregnancy, etc.
 

Disco

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Dec 4, 2004
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Ian4 said:
great stuff. I'm coming up to 3 years next month. CT scans and bloods started at 2 month intervals and then 3 months. I'm now at 6 months and have to keep going until 10 years have passed.
Great to hear all is well mate. Awesome to hear another positive story.
Hope Russia is fantastic.
 

zippadeee

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Oct 8, 2004
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bowden4president said:
Carl Langdon saying he’s happy in Melbourne and would be more likely to go to another Melbourne club than to Freo.
Where ever he ends up. There's something about how him that bugs me, he looks at times to not care, a bit of a sook and I don't think he is as good as others think.
Defiantly not worth 1 mill
 

seven

Super Tiger
Apr 20, 2004
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bowden4president said:
Carl Langdon saying he’s happy in Melbourne and would be more likely to go to another Melbourne club than to Freo.
Weird, why change?
Demons are young and on the up.