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  • Oasis in the storm

    There must really be something wrong with me. I have been on this forum for the last week feverishly reading about mens infected testicles.

    But seriously, I would just like to say how much better it makes me feel to be able to talk about my TC to all of you and get support from those who have been through it. At first I would read some of the posts and then cry but after awhile I found a great wealth of knowledge and comfort from this site.

    I am still very early into my fight but feel very confident that no matter what comes, I can beat it. That attitude has come mostly from reading about all of your stories and your attitudes and especially God. I sincerely thank all of you for your support and kindness. What a great site that you never want to come to but are glad you did.

    I will continue to keep you posted. Pathology report on Friday 7/28/06

    "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 --

  • #2
    I'm glad you found us, Jay!
    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
      Good luck with the path report, no matter what the results are we are with you and we look foward to your first "all clear" doctors report.
      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
        When you go to the doc Friday I reccommend that you ask for copies of your labs, scan reports, and the final pathology report. Keep a file with all this stuff in case you want a second opinion, move, or turn into a mindless blob of jello when trying to comprehend news about your health and need to read it later (like me! ) will explaing the staging and terms of the report. Regardless, you will be OK!
        Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.