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  • Just a thought (BEP vs EP)

    If bleomycin is so hard on the lungs, and 4 rounds of EP is just as effective as 3 rounds of BEP,

    why don't they just eliminate the bleomycin and stick with EP?

    Son Anthony DX 12/11/06
    L/O 12/20/06 Stage IIIA, 95% EC, 5% Yolk Sac
    4XEP 1/29-4/6/ 07
    AFP started increasing3 wks later
    Residual abdominal mass found on CT
    RPLND 6/8/07
    Cancer in pathology-
    80% mature teratoma, 20% Yolk Sac. --
    No adjuvent chemo and
    AFP normalised

    July 22, 2010 ---- 3 years all clear!

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    Déjà vu. We started to discuss this not long ago in this thread.
    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
      I was wondering the same thing, since my brother had 4X's BEP, got my answer thanks
      Krista
      Brother Diag. 10/05 Non-Sem.
      Right I/O 11/05
      Surv
      4XBEP 8/06
      RPLND 12/06
      2X VIP 1/22/07
      Only completed 1 Rd.

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