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  • #1
    Getting an ache below the waist line is normal if one would have TC. I had aches there before and after my orchiectomy. I guess your energy level also is affected by cancer, too (but i always have felt tired well before cancer) As far as the tight chest, I had it at first before chemo. . .i thought it was in my lungs. .but the CT scan said no. OR, all of your symptoms may not be TC at all. Let the Urologist determine that and get an ultrasound done also.
    Diagnosed August 2005
    R/O August 2005 AFP 210

    4xEP beginning December 2005
    End Feb/March 2006 AFP 4.6
    April 2006 AFP 22 and rising

    Tandem Stem Cell Transplant 7/06 - 9/06
    December 07 AFP = 3.3
    December 07 CT = Clear!

    15+ months remission


    • #2
      Hi denic2k6,

      After taking 6+ months to get myself examined, I was convinced that my tight chest and dry cough I'd had could for a month before being diagnosed could only be due to TC because it somehow felt different than other types of chest infections I'd had - and it seemed to drag on without resolving. It was just a bog standard chest infection and my chest X-ray and CT scan were both clear.

      It's easy for any symptom (that under normal circumstances you wouldn't give a second glance too) to play on your mind under these circulmstances.

      The best news is that you're getting yourself checked out.

      Diagnosed March 2006, Stage IIB, 3cm RP mass
      10% Seminoma, 90% Non-Seminoma (Embryonal, and a tiny amount of choriocarcinoma and teratoma)
      Prechemo bHCG-2648, AFP-582
      3xBEP March-June, markers normalised
      3 months postchemo - 1.2cm residual RP mass
      RPLND September 2006 - mostly necrotic tissue plus tiny amount of well differentiated teratoma
      June 2009 - TRT commenced to help out my lefty
      May 2011 - check-up, all clear


      • #3
        Cysts are common and I wouldn't worry about it, but the best advise is to get checked by a doctor.
        Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

        Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.


        • #4
          Lumps that are Cancer are hard, not squishy. Once I found my lump, I too was convinced I had a bunch of other things and that it had spread to lungs, brain, etc. Don't freak out. Have it checked.