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    My name is Scott Gross. I am a English/Philosophy major at Abilene Christian University. I was diagnosed with stage 2 last september and finished chemo in early Jan "06. I am in a wait and see situation, my oncologist is saying that I will need the RPLND at some point at any time in the near future. I was treated at Emory Winship Cancer Intsitute in Atlanta, GA. I am now back in Abilene, TX trying to adjust to normal life. It is very hard since i am having memory problems, and feel like i am still anemic even though i am not. I wish that I would have known about this site when all of this started, it would have helped so much. I look foward to talking and chatting with all of you in the future. This site has already helped me with a couple of things. I want to also express how wonderful the people are on this site. I do not feel alone. Thank You!
    Last edited by swg03a; 03-16-06, 08:49 AM.
    Scott W. Gross

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    Welcome, Scott, I'm glad you found us!

    It sounds as though your pathology report indicated teratoma?
    right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since

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      Hi Scott, the urologist who treated my husband 25 years ago and saved his life is a Emory now. His name is Peter Nieh. Is he associated with your urologists? When my son was diagnosed he was the first person I called. We consulted with him on his treatment. Also, you might find some threads by April, whose husband, Wesley, was treated there. What was your pathology? 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


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        Welcome aboard. Most doctors like to do the RPLND 6-8 weeks after the end of chemo.
        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.


        • #5
          Welcome Scott!!!!
          Moffitt Cancer Institute
          CANCER SUCKS
          Diagnosed/Left I/O 9/18/2004--Non-Seminoma/Stage IIIC--3X B.E.P chemo--3X T.I.P. Salvage chemo---Abdominal [email protected] 34cmX 24.5cmX 17.5cm---4/19/2005 --RPLND/Left Kidney,8 1/2lb Abdominal tumor,42 nodes removed---7/16/2005 Remission/Surveillance---Severe Peripheral Neuropathy--


          • #6
            Hi Scott,
            I'm glad you found us too......
            Mother of TC survivor.
            Son, Josh 20, diagnosed Jan. 24, 2005. Left Orchiechtomy Jan.31, 2005. 4XBPE March 7th to May 28th 2005.