Five Year Old British Boy Is One Of The Youngest Testicular Cancer Patients Ever

Five Year Old British Boy Is One Of The Youngest Testicular Cancer Patients Ever

Testicular cancer is a hell of a thing, but one positive aspect is that it typically doesn’t strike until after puberty. But there’s an exception to every rule, and now a young British boy is baffling doctors by developing the disease before he’s even in first grade.

Meet Lucas Hellowell. By pretty much any standard, he’s a normal kid. Happy, friendly and fun. But when his parents were dressing him for a day off school, they noticed a sizable lump in his groin. Lucas had been complaining of a stomach ache, and when coupled with the unusual growth the parents decided to take no risks and immediately called the doctor. After a visit from his physician, the British boyw as taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for further tests.

Once there, the prognosis was given: Lucas had a shocking tumor in his scrotum the size of a golf ball. He was then moved to Leeds General Infirmary for a CT scan and surgery. The growth was successfully removed, but the poor little chap now has to undergo a grueling 22 week course of chemotherapy to ensure that no trace of the cancer remains.

Although testicular tumors in pre-pubescent men is rare, it’s still important to teach your little ones early how to check their sack for unusual growth and report them to a doctor or a parent.

Read more at The Sun.