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Interview 42

Testicular cancer (teratoma) and secondary tumours diagnosed in 1994. Orchidectomy and 5 cycles of chemotherapy (each with 3 or 4 days in hospital and two weeks at home). In Feb. 1995 major surgery (left thoraco-abdominal retroperitoneal lymph node dissec

  • Background

    Student nurse; single, no children.

  • Age at interview 22
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 06

    Testicular cancer (teratoma) diagnosed in 1998; orchidectomy. Secondary tumours in abdomen. four months of chemotherapy (2-3 days in hospital each month). Further surgery in 1998 to remove an abdominal tumour, which was found to be dead tissue.

  • Background

    Engineer; married, no children.

  • Age at interview 25
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 12

    A lump was first found in the neck in 2000. After a biopsy, testicular cancer (teratoma) was diagnosed, and other secondary tumours found in lungs and abdomen; 5 cycles of chemotherapy (each cycle over 3 weeks, with 3 days in hospital); then surgery- biopsy of an abdominal tumour - found to be dead tissue.

  • Background

    University student; single, no children.

  • Age at interview 24
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 20

    Testicular cancer (seminoma) diagnosed in 2001; orchidectomy, no evidence of secondary tumours; radiotherapy for two weeks to prevent recurrence.

  • Background

    Company Director; married, no children.

  • Age at interview 29
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 23

    Testicular cancer (teratoma) diagnosed in 2001; orchidectomy. No evidence of secondary tumours; no more treatment but regular monitoring (surveillance).

  • Background

    IT engineer; single, no children.

  • Age at interview 21
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 25

    Testicular cancer (seminoma) diagnosed in 2001; orchidectomy. No evidence of secondary tumours; one treatment of chemotherapy (only half an hour) to prevent recurrence.

  • Background

    Financial advisor; married, 2 children.

  • Age at interview 28
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 32

    Born with only one testicle. Testicular cancer (seminoma) diagnosed in 2000, followed by orchidectomy and hormone treatment. Aug. 2001, laparoscopy to check there was no undescended right testicle; no secondary tumours found. Sep. 2001, radiotherapy to prevent recurrence. Then lump found in groin, a malignant lymph node. Surgery to remove node, followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Chef; single, no children.

  • Age at interview 26
  • Sex/Gender Male