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    Hi everybody, I'm new to the forum. Got my diagnosis of testicular cancer about two weeks ago, and things moved quickly from there. Had my orchiectomy last Friday, and the pathology showed a 2cm seminoma without vascular involvement. CT scans showed no mets, and I'm on a surveillance protocol. Very overwhelming and stressful, but I'm optimistic and things so far have turned out about as well as you can hope for in a situation like this. Anyway, I'm glad this site exists and just wanted to say hi.

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    Welcome to the forum. It's a heck of an entry fee isn't it? Congratulations on catching the tc early. Surveillance is a great oiption for lot's of people just make sure you never miss a follow up.
    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.


    • #3
      Welcome, sacrament! I'm glad you're doing well.
      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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      • #4
        Hey Man,
        Welcome here! It sounds like you have everything under control. Yes, it is a whirlwind, but it seems you handled it masterfully. We're here for whatever you need!
        "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
        11.22.06 -Dx the day before Thanksgiving
        12.09.06 -Rt I/O; 100% seminoma, multifocal; Stage I-A; Surveillance; Six years out! I consider myself cured.


        • #5
          Hi! Sorry you have to be here, but glad you found the site. Happy that things have gone well and I hope you continue to find comfort in this your good health and good spirits!
          *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


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            Hey there sacrament, congrats. on joining the survaillance club. Glad to hear you're doing well


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              Sacrament, Congrats on your decision, stay on top of it.
              Stage III. Embryonal Carcinoma, Mature Teratoma, Choriocarcinoma.
              Diagnosed 4/19/06, Right I/O 4/21/06, RPLND 6/21/06, 4xEP, All Clear 1/29/07, RPLND Incisional Hernia Surgery 11/24/08, Hydrocelectomy and Vasectomy 11/23/09.

              Please see a physician for medical advice!

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