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    I have a special question and i am not sure about the answer.

    Considering that i had my right I/O on september 2001(followed by adjuvant RT) and a rellapse in 2005. Should i say that i am a 1 year survivor or 5 years survivor?

    Stage 1 seminoma in august 2001
    with invaded spermatic chord and treated with RT
    Relapse november 2005, 4 BEP and now back to surveillance

  • #2
    I'd just go with "survivor." Several cancer group say that the moment someone is diagnosed, they're a "survivor."

    If they're really interested, you could explain what happened. I don't think years matter so much with TC, since almost all of us are going to be cured.
    Right I/0 March 30, 2005
    Left I/O April 20, 2005
    Embryonal carcinoma, teratocarcinoma
    Surveillance since May 19, 2005


    • #3
      I consider myself a three-year testicular cancer survivor, celebrating the first anniversary of my surgery for a recurrence.
      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
        I would say 5 year survivor! it is true.. you are a survivor since 2001 you are still here asking this question!!

        Fiance with Stage 1a classical seminoma, RT for 15 days
        Left I/O 3/1/06
        Firts follow up-Clear!!!


        • #5
          How about 2 time cancer survivor!!!!!!
          Moffitt Cancer Institute
          CANCER SUCKS
          Diagnosed/Left I/O 9/18/2004--Non-Seminoma/Stage IIIC--3X B.E.P chemo--3X T.I.P. Salvage chemo---Abdominal Tumor@ 34cmX 24.5cmX 17.5cm---4/19/2005 --RPLND/Left Kidney,8 1/2lb Abdominal tumor,42 nodes removed---7/16/2005 Remission/Surveillance---Severe Peripheral Neuropathy--