Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

new test results

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • new test results

    Went to see the doc and get another ultrasound, doc said it came back unchanged in size, He told me it was a mixed mass and not too sure its tc or anything bad. He wants be back in 6 mths. Does anyone have any ideas on this? Write back!!!!!

  • #2
    He has not given you a good enough answer. Is he a urologist? My suggestion would be to quickly see another doctor. I'm not sure what he meant by "mixed mass" - but, having learned from my experiences with my son and his diagnoses with TC x 2, the first thing that worries me is that he used the word "mass" and not cyst. Then, for him to tell you he's not sure and to come back in 6 months - sounds absolutely crazy to me. Please see another doctor. Joe's Mom - Nancy
    [Co-Survivor - My Son Joe: (RasJoe)
    TC 1:Right I/O December 5, 2000 (Stage I -seminoma, teratoma, embryonal, yolk sac) RPLND-- 12-29-2000 (Nodes Clear) Surveillance- Recurrence-- 4-22-2001 (Stage III) Chemotherapy-- 4-30-2001, BEP x 3 cycles(successful) - Surveillance

    TC 2: Left I/O-- 7-19-2006 (100 % seminoma Stage I) - Hormone replacement - Surveillance
    Joe's Mom - Nancy

    Comment


    • #3
      I would get a definition from the doctor as to what he means by mixed mass. If the mass appers to be soild it should be investigated further. Because of your age (35) "if" you have tc it might be seminoma which may not show up in your blood work. I think you need to be a bit aggressive here and perhaps see another urologist.
      Last edited by dadmo; 08-08-06, 11:15 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.

      Comment


      • #4
        You have a mass and your doc is not too sure if it's TC or anything bad...come back in 6 months????? I wonder if it was his testicle if he'd just sit back and wait 6 months. I doubt it.
        Please take your US films and and go see another doctor...a urologist.
        Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

        Comment


        • #5
          please help

          the doc that i have been seeing is a urologist, the mixed mass was mostly fluids ( i think that is what he ment). Do you think I should be worried and see another Urologist.

          Comment


          • #6
            Sounds like time for a 2nd opinion are you close to the University I would be willing to bet they see more then a local URO. 6 months is way too long between visits for a "Not too sure" from the doctor. Remember just because they are a URO doesn't mean they have seen many or any cases of TC. Call around and find out who has worked TC cases in the past you might have to do some homework but it will be worth it.
            Just my $.02
            Brian
            5-1-2006 Right IO - Stage 1 Nonseminoma Embryonal and Yolk sac - Surveillance Baby on the way Born 7-20-07

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by IowaBrian
              Sounds like time for a 2nd opinion are you close to the University I would be willing to bet they see more then a local URO. 6 months is way too long between visits for a "Not too sure" from the doctor. Remember just because they are a URO doesn't mean they have seen many or any cases of TC. Call around and find out who has worked TC cases in the past you might have to do some homework but it will be worth it.
              Just my $.02
              Brian
              I agree with Brian. Why worry for another 6 months? Also remember that not all doctors are created (or trained) equally. Do what you are comfortable with...if you doc has solid credentials and you're willing to wait, then wait. Personally, I think WAITING SUCKS so I'd get another urologist's opinion.
              Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

              Comment


              • #8
                Mostly fluid? What does that mean, only a bit of cancer? It is certainly second opinion time. Don't worry yourself sick over this but get it checked again.
                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.

                Comment

                Working...
                X