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Teratoma V Seminoma!!!

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  • Teratoma V Seminoma!!!

    Hi Again, Im spending some tyme goin over the board to gather some information for our next visit to the docotor on !5 Dec... Am i right to thynk that Teratoma is a benign tumour? where is Seminoma is not.... im of my first visits to thehospital i asked what non seminoma was and was told that Non Seminoma and teratoma were same thyng but reading the posts on here thys is wrong....I now understand that seminoma means 100% pure and that Non seminoma can have other cell types .....but wot is teratoma? Im getting bit mixed up here i thynk, could someone tell me the correct answers plz ....THANX, Yvonne

  • #2
    Well, that depends on where you live. In the U.K., teratoma is synonymous with non-seminoma.

    See the TCRC dictionary for more detail.
    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
      In the US Teratoma is a cell type that could become another maligant cancer (bone, muscle, etc) over time. That is why in the US surgery is always recommended to remove what might be a teratoma tumor.
      Lori and Jon
      Diagnosed 5/22/2006
      I/O 5/26/2006, Stage 3, Good
      Teratoma (Majority), Seminoma (10%), Yolk Sac
      3xEP then determined not working
      HDC w/stem cell transplant 8/16/06 to 9/25/06
      Chest and Neck surgery 10/9/06 - immature teratoma
      RPLND 11/16/06 - immature Teratoma
      2/29/2008 - markers continue to be normal!
      9/16/2008 - released from Dr. Einhorn's care


      • #4
        Thanx for all your help.... I was getting a bit muddled up!! I wish all doctors and medical people kould use all the same terminologies, then thyngs wouldnt get so complicated... thank heavens for thys forum... cheers everyone ...again... Yvonne:-)