If you're a man who has been diagnosed with testicular cancer and are looking for somebody to connect with, testicular cancer forums might be the best place to turn. If you're unfamiliar with what forums are, allow me to explain. Online forums are places where people can go to talk about specific topics. They're like written forms of conversation, and any member (sometimes even people who aren't members) can start topics or comment on ones that have already been started. If you have questions, you can start a new topic (called a thread) and write them all out. Depending on how popular the forum is, you can have several answers almost immediately.
Testicular cancer forums can be great for men who don't know anyone who has had to deal with testicular cancer. These forums can be like instant support groups, with members writing in words of encouragement, suggestions or even promises for prayer support. Additionally, you can be as anonymous as you'd like on these forums. This means that if your family doesn't know that you've been diagnosed or are concerned about possibly having testicular cancer, you can talk online in the forums about it without having to worry about being discovered.
Unfortunately, the benefit of anonymity on testicular cancer forums (and online forums in general) is also a huge drawback. You can never really be sure of who you're talking to. A person may give medical advice and claim to be a doctor, but there's really no way for you to verify it before deciding whether or not to follow the advice. Still, as long as you're careful and are aware of what you may be dealing with, there's no reason not to frequent the forums. They can be incredibly therapeutic, and I highly recommend them.
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