My boyfriend has Undesended Testicle Syndrome, his mom never to the measured to have surgery when he was little. So now he is 38 and he is getting his first surgery. He has had discomfort for a year now. Which he was examined and it showed nothing. They have been monitoring his blood work. This time they did blood work and he came back that something was elevated. So now they are going in to take out one. Now my question is if he has pain all this time but nothing elevated till now does that mean the cancer just started? I know every case is different.