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Today I Celebrate 20 Years of Cancer Survivorship

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  • Today I Celebrate 20 Years of Cancer Survivorship

    Hello, all! Twenty years ago, this forum was my home. I spent ten years carefully monitoring and responding. I made good friends and shared experiences, information, and emotions. I’m happy to stop in today—twenty years to the day from my orchiectomy—to say thank you. I’m so glad Mike saved this space from obsolescence. I wish each of you all the best!
    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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  • #2
    Congratulations Scott. Wonderful to hear about your 20 years of survivorship mark. I will be hitting 17 years this month and you were certainly a mentor and led the way. Always glad we had he opportunity to meet at LIVESTRONG Summit 2008 and elsewhere in between. I was just up your way the past two summers and thought about dropping in but they were both short trips. Maybe this summer will work as it would be great to catch up.

    Thanks for all you have done to help so many over the years as well. A true legend!!

    Oct. 2005 felt lump but waited over 7 months.
    06.15.06 "You have Cancer"
    06.26.06 Left I/O
    06.29.06 Personal Cancer Diagnosis Date: Got my own pathology report from medical records.
    06.30.06 It's Official - Stage I Seminoma
    Founded the Testicular Cancer Society
    6.29.13 Summited Mt. Kilimanjaro for 7th Cancerversary

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    • #3
      Congrats on the 20 years Scott. I guess I'm around 13 since I finished off treatment for Forum Back then a new guy would have a half dozen guys with varying experience trying to help out. It feels like a ghost town now. I wish we could get more guys in here again, both newbs & survivors This place was a great resource for me back then, & that is why I stick around, in the hope I can help others. I keep my fingers crossed.

      Last edited by Davepet; 06-08-23, 05:24 PM.
      Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
      Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP


      • #4
        Congratulations Scot, Mike and Dave!
        03.01.2021 Diagnosed with TC, 2cm*1.5cm
        03.16.2021 Left I/O
        03.26.2021 Pathology report: Stage I Seminoma


        • #5
          Congratutions, Scott, Mike, and Dave! This forum is a life-saver for me and my son, and I hope this forum stays vibrant in the years to come. I do hope also that I can offer support to new people who are going through this very difficult process.


          • #6
            Congratulations and great job guys!
            11.2009 (age 29)carcinoma embryonale testis,op left side(orchiectomy),600 AFP, 90 bHCG(after op still high) ,CT chest and abdomen clear
            12.2009 - 2.2010 3xBEP