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    My brother found a lump on one of his testicules I think it was already three years ago and the doctor told him it was just an injury.
    Now my brother is in the hospital diagnosed with testicular cancer and all I know is that it hasnt spread to his lungs.
    I am becoming really worried because I read that it spreads really fast.
    How fast can it spread?

  • #2
    Hi d111.

    Sorry to hear about your brother.
    TC can spread pretty quick, but it dosen't have to i every case.

    The single most important thing here is that your brother is already undergoing treatment.
    It is likely that he recieves what is known as BEP (Bleomycin, Etoposide and cisPlatin) chemotherapy. It is very effective and metastases in the abdomen (and lungs) are very treatable with this approach.
    That it's not in his lungs is a good thing though.

    If you can get hold of the pathological findings and the values for tumormarkers in his blood, we can provide you with better info about his condition.

    Remember that TC is curable and stay in touch!

    Best wishes
    Jens
    Embryonal carcinoma, stage II,
    3 x BEP, apr - june 2005
    Surveillance

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    • #3
      d111:
      Welcome to the forum. Check out the attached link for more tc information http://tcrc.acor.org/. Jens is correct that with the right treatment your brother will be fine. There is a lot of knowledge on this site so if you can share your brothers reports with us we will certainly be able to give you some guidance.
      Last edited by dadmo; 04-22-06, 03:48 AM.
      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.

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      • #4
        He got his operation three days ago but the doctor told him that he still has to stay in the hospital for a few more days.
        I do not know what is next and I will find out more soon.
        Thank you very much for replying and I will post as soon as I find out more.

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