No announcement yet.

Been so long ...I feel like a newbie!!!

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Been so long ...I feel like a newbie!!!

    I hope all is well with everyone. We are all good here. Haven't posted in a-while. We have had a lot going on(vacation, built new house and moved, new job). But I assure you I have thought of all of you daily. Our daughter Abby just had her 1st birthday a couple of weeks ago. WOW!!! Where has it gone? Scary I'll be sure to post some pictures this weekend.
    I have a little request for info. I know how much knowledge is out there among all of you so I need some help. We have a very close friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. It has been established as an invasive form with tumor being 2.2cm with an area of calcification showing 5+ cm. Probably stage III maybe falling into stage II after the scans early next week if they are good. Sounds as though the course of treatment maybe will be chemo then possibly surgery and more chemo. Alot more will be known after the scans of course but was just wondering if there was any help out there that I may could share.
    She just had her 30th birthday.
    Any help would be great!
    Thanks guys(and gals)!

    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

  • #2
    Hi Huckchef

    Glad to see you again on the forum.

    I am so sorry for your friend. I really feel like i am a bachelor in TC but i absolutely know nothing about breast cancer. But i felt by accident a few month ago on a web site that seem to be exactly like this one for women with breast cancer. You should do a research on google. I wish the best for your friend.

    Stage 1 seminoma in august 2001
    with invaded spermatic chord and treated with RT
    Relapse november 2005, 4 BEP and now back to surveillance


    • #3
      It's good to see you check back in, I'm just sorry for the circumstances.

      I would start my research here and here

      Hopefully as the women log they can be of more help.
      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
        Hi Brian,
        Great to hear from you again, but so sorry about your firiend. Because breast cancer is, unfortunatley, so commen (one in seven women will be diagnosed during her lifetime) there are a lot of resources available and support groups. I like this site Because of my location in NJ I would go to Sloan for a second opinion and consultation. Lots of breast cancer centers and specialists she can go to.

        No doubt there will be many local support groups out of her hospital and if I were in her shoes I would hook up with one. Further tests will let her know what the options are. I know at least a dozen women I work with who are breast cancer survivors, and your friend most likely does too. They will help guide her through this. Wish her luck from me! Please let us know how she's doing.
        Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.


        • #5
          Brian, it is great to hear from you. I thought of Abby on August 2 because we share the same birthday! My, does time fly, especially when you get old!! I have a very good friend and business associate in Jackson, MS whose wife has had very invasive breast cancer at a young age (not as young as 30 but young). Your post says that you have moved. Are you still in Jackson? Send me a PM. Maybe I can help. Dianne
          Spouse: I/O 8/80; embryonal, seminoma, teratoma; RPLND 9/80 - no reoccurrence - HRT 8/80; bladder cancer 11/97; reoccurrence: 4X
          Son: I/O 11/04; embryonal, teratoma; VI; 3XBEP; relapse 5/08; RPLND 6/18/08 - path: mature teratoma


          • #6
            Hi Huckchef:

            It's good to hear from you. Sounds like you've had a lot going on. I can't believe your daughter is a year old already!

            I'm sorry to hear about your friend, that's really young.

            Keep in touch.

            Right I/O 4/22/1988
            RPLND 6/20/1988
            Left I/O 9/17/2003

            Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.


            • #7

              guys (and girls), i can't believe i'm logging in and this is what pops up as my last post, unbelievable. especially when i look at the dates! our friend has responded un-believably to chemo and all surgeries have had very positive results. they are trying at this time to start in the new transition of life and all it's adjustments. Thanks
              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


              • #8
                Hello and nice to see you. I know what you mean, I have been gone for 3 weeks and I already feel out of touch!

                I am not sure about your friend or any advice to give you but my prayers are with her.
                Co-survivor with husband Boyce, Diagnosed 7-11-06, orchiectomy right testicle on 7-12-06- Stage 3A: Mixed germ cell tumor with inguinal seminomatous and kartotypic carcinoma. One tumor over 10 cm, second tumor 4 cm, Chemo 4xBEP: Bi-lateral RPLND Dec 2006, nerve sparing but left sterile.
                Current DVT
                Current testosterone replacement therapy, Testim.

                "You must abandon the life you planned, to live the life that was meant for you" ~wisdom I have learned from my family on this forum


                • #9
                  Hey Brian: Glad to know that your friend has been seeing great results from her's all about perspective isn't it, and she might be surprised at how resilient a human being can be! We can all adjust when we're forced to. Best wishes to her, and to you and your family.
                  *Hubby Andy diagnosed 02/13/07, Left IO 02/16/07 *Stage 1A Non-Seminoma (65% Immature Teratoma / 35% Embryonal Carcinoma) *RPLND 04/27/07 Lymph Nodes-ALL CLEAR
                  *Complications from Chylous Ascites so Laparotomy 05/03/07 *No food for 10 weeks, TPN only *07/18/07 Removed drains, tubes, picc line *CT Scan 07/31/07-ALL CLEAR
                  *CT Scan 02/12/08-ALL CLEAR *Hydrocele surgery 06/19/08 *CT Scan 9/30/08 and 03/06/09 shows <cm left lung nodule - under surveillance