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  • #31
    Thanks for the update. Good to hear they think it's caught in time, and hope the surveillance works out great for you.

    - T
    30 Jul 14: Discovered lump
    31 Jul 14: GP referral to specialist
    4 Aug 14: Clinical diagnosis of tumour, blood samples taken, CT scans, USS (confirming ~2cm tumour)
    8 Aug 14: Left radical orchidectomy (plus test results back: CT normal, no mets; blood markers slightly elevated: AFP 14.16, HCG 4.9, LDH 149)
    29 Aug 14: Pathology results: Stage 1A Mixed Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumour (composition: Yolk-sac Tumour and Mature Teratoma)

    24 Sep 14: Started precautionary adjuvant 1xBEP
    23 Oct 14: All clear; on surveillance


    • #32
      Originally posted by metalguy View Post
      t. I like the vegas odds statement, but even with good odds sometimes you lose, and I'm not just betting a few bucks here. haha.
      Well, if you lose you can do chemo then,with *exactly* the same cure rate, so why not try to avoid treatment that may not be needed? Just be sure to stick to the surveillance schedule, so you catch anything early.

      Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
      Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP


      • #33
        Well, 3 years later I figured I'd check in. Everything is still good and I feel better than I have in 10 years I'd say. The testosterone has made a big difference in my life. I am in the best shape I ever have been, have way more energy and feel fantastic. Thanks for answering my questions when I needed some guidance. It was a pretty scary time but feels like forever ago already.


        • #34
          Thanks for the update and it is wonderful to hear that three years on that you are doing so well. This is so great to hear and wishing you all the best.

          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

          For some reason I do not get notices of private messages on here so please feel free to email me directly at [email protected] if you would like to chat privately so as to avoid any delays.