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    My boyfriend finished his chemo over a month ago. We just got back from a vacation with his family near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where we had an AMAZING time. Since we've been back we've been going to the gym together every day... he's rebuilding strength, and our life and relationship seem to be going right back to normal, which is wonderful.

    Today we had his follow up appointment with the doctor. His latest catscan looks pretty good but there is a mass near his Vena Cava (near the Aorta). The doctor said that if my boyfriend had had 100% Seminoma he'd know that the mass was just scar tissue, but because he was 98% seminoma and 2% non-seminoma they have to watch it because it could grow into a tetrinoma. His doctor seemed pretty upbeat and felt it was best to just keep an eye on it. Instead of waiting 3 months for a catscan my bf will go back in 2 months. Other good news is that his bloodwork BEFORE his last round of chemo was _normal_. He had more blood drawn today that the doctor will take a look at too.

    So the news seems pretty good. We're really hoping it's just scar tissue that will shrink with time and that he won't need anymore surgery.

    So that's the news!

  • #2
    Was that mass there before chemotherapy? How big is it now?

    I'm glad you had a great vacation and hope to hear more good news in a couple months!
    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
      Originally posted by Scott
      Was that mass there before chemotherapy? How big is it now?

      I'm glad you had a great vacation and hope to hear more good news in a couple months!

      Before chemo they told us that it was a lymphnode that was a few centimeters bigger than it should be. At the last doctor's visit he said that it was considerably smaller than it was before chemo. I think that's a really good sign. The doctor told us to celebrate and he kept saying "I'm curing you! This is good news!" His blood work is normal now... so we're just keeping our fingers crossed that it's scartissue!

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      • #4
        Sounds very promising. We'll expect good news!
        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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        • #5
          I really does sound like scar tissue, especially because of the normal markers. Now do as the doctor says and celebrate!!!
          Spouse: I/O 8/80; embryonal, seminoma, teratoma; RPLND 9/80 - no reoccurrence - HRT 8/80; bladder cancer 11/97; reoccurrence: 4X
          Son: I/O 11/04; embryonal, teratoma; VI; 3XBEP; relapse 5/08; RPLND 6/18/08 - path: mature teratoma

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mom
            I really does sound like scar tissue, especially because of the normal markers. Now do as the doctor says and celebrate!!!
            Well we're just enjoying our summer and letting our lives get back to normal. I think once we hear the pronouncement that it REALLY IS scar tissue -- we'll celebrate!

            We're going to throw a party in a few weeks to thank all his friends for being there for him as he was going through everything. They were so great. Now they're all studying for the bar exam, so the night after they take it we'll get 'em all good and drunk

            Oh! And his eyebrows are growing back! He said he doesn't care about any other hair but he really wanted his eyebrows back So it's very cool that they're coming in first.

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