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    Just checking in, it's been a while.
    It's been 1 year and 6 months since I lost the left one, I go for my 2 month blood work and ct scan. Every so often I am told my bcgh tumor markers markers are up, they send me for a ct scan, pet scan , redo blood work, so far it has always been the blood work that was wrong (False positive)
    I have swelling in my neck area and some pain in my hands and in the bone in my arm near my bicep, it may be arthurtris? Thats what my oncologest said it was, but when you have cancer you always wonder if it is the cancer coming back. I feel I was lucky not needing any chemo but still find it hard to deal with not knowing what the future holds for me, my dad has bladder cancer, plus had lung cancer 10 years ago, mom died of breast cancer at the young age of 50, It is 4:30 in the am and I still can't sleep even know I am cancer free after 1year and 6 months wondering why my neck swells up.
    There are no guarrantees in life I tell my dad to go with the flow and enjoy life the best you can.

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    Good to hear from you, Tom. I'm sorry to hear about the false positive scares -- but glad they were just scares, not a recurrence.
    Scott, [email protected]
    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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    • #3
      Thanks Scott, hope everything is going well with you.


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        try and stay positive...things will work out for the good. my thoughts and prayers, brian.
        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


        • #5
          Bone pain

          Tom, it's strange that I get that sort of arm pain also. It's in my right arm on the inside under the biceps. Sort of dull & seems to be right on the bone. I wonder if that is TC related somehow...