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    Hey yall, got another good report (I think) from new Oncologist here in Upstate NY.

    AFP 3.9
    BHCG <1.0

    One thing that has me a little worried is the AFP has gone up slightly after each check up, I know it is still well within normal limits but still has me a little concerned. Another thing that has me confused. I changed my oncologist here because he seemed too unreachable, and didn't like me second guessing his recomendations. Anyway the new one wants me to have another CT scan in 3 months but did not seem to think I needed a chest X-ray this visit. That would put me at 6 months without a X-ray or CT scan (Had CT scan last visit 3 months ago with old Dr.). I will be at 1 year mark in November and original DR. in Memphis had me on every 2 months Blood, and chest x-rays 1st. year. Just seems to me a little lax on the protocall. Should I question my concerns about needing a chest X-ray?
    Diagnosed 7/5/05, Rt. I/O 7/29/05, Nonseminoma Stage IIa, Started 3XBEP 9/06/05 changed to 4XEP due to reaction from Bleomycin. Currently surveillance.

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    According to the information at TCRC in the second year you should be getting a chest X-ray every four mounths. The info can be found here . I would mention your concerns to the doctor.
    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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      Just talked to Phys. assistant

      Hey Dadmo, Thanks for the link. That is the one that the Dr. in Memphis was going by. I just got off the phone with the Phys. Assistant, and she said that the Dr. was going by the NCCA oncology guidelines.

      I guess either one would be suitable for me.
      Diagnosed 7/5/05, Rt. I/O 7/29/05, Nonseminoma Stage IIa, Started 3XBEP 9/06/05 changed to 4XEP due to reaction from Bleomycin. Currently surveillance.

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        My son Chris is into his second year...and he gets blood and chest xray every two months under Sloan's directions...Mary Ellen

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