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    Well I went to the doctor this morning for consultation. When I left this evening at 7:00 pm, I was missing a testicle. Everything was done today. CT scan and chest ex ray was clear. testicle was sent to pathology and blood work not back yet. Doctor says it is probably seminoma with no spread.

    I feel so much better. What a crazy day. But its over for now.

    So what can I expect next?

    Jay
    "You have cancer" 7/19/06, Rt. I/O 7/21/06, Classic Seminoma, 2.8 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm, Confined to within testes, Intratubular germ cell - absent , Angiolymphatic invasion - absent, Spermatic cord - neg for tumor, Tunica albuginea - neg, and rete testis - neg. Stage T1. 7/28/06 RT Complete 09/13/06 -- Cured --

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    Jay:
    I'm sorry you had to join the club, I know it stinks but it will be ok. The big thing now is the path report. If the doctor is correct and you have no spread your cured and it's over for you. To be prepaired go back over to the tcrc page and read everthing you can about seminoma. If you do need treatment make sure you bank sprem. Your doctor may not agree with this suggestion but get tour testosterone levels checked, you should be fine only having one but a fair number of people will need hormone replacement. Keep us posted on your progress and ask as many questions as you want, that's what were here for.
    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.

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    • #3
      I have two children already and a vasectomy 14 years ago. Are you saying hormone supplements to have a normal sex life or for children?
      "You have cancer" 7/19/06, Rt. I/O 7/21/06, Classic Seminoma, 2.8 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm, Confined to within testes, Intratubular germ cell - absent , Angiolymphatic invasion - absent, Spermatic cord - neg for tumor, Tunica albuginea - neg, and rete testis - neg. Stage T1. 7/28/06 RT Complete 09/13/06 -- Cured --

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      • #4
        The reason I mentioned have you hormones checked isn't for either sex or children. Some guys with low testosterone suffer from depression and the cause is often thought to be the battle with cancer and the low "t" levels get overlooked. It's just a precaution.
        Last edited by dadmo; 07-24-06, 11:42 AM.
        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.

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        • #5
          I Agree Whole Heartedly!!!
          diagnosed 01/15/2005 bi-lateral seminoma stage IIa,4cm lymph node, right I/O & partial left I/O mar/2005, 18 days of radiation, remaining left I/O- aug/2005, surveillance, Wife did IVF oct/2005, DAD OF BABY GIRL born 08-02-2006!!! testosterone implants May 2008

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