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    prior to chemo i succesfuly banked sperm [in 2 rounds], I'm wondering if i'm still fertile after 2.3 years after chemo. I'll do sperm analysis next week. I'll keep you posted.

    best regards
    Stage III EC 85% + Sem 15%
    AFP=2.6; HCG=10, 20,28 and rising
    FULL CAT scan:
    -abdominal lymph clear
    -subpleural lungs metastasis [bipulmonary lesions with diam <= 1cm]
    4 x BEP changed to 3 x BEP at my request
    from 2005-05....Surveillance

  • #2
    Best of luck, definitely let us know what happens.
    Right I/O 4/22/1988
    RPLND 6/20/1988
    Left I/O 9/17/2003

    Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.


    • #3
      I think next April, it will be the 'standard' 18 months post chemo mark that they require in order to consider the sperm healthy again. At that time, Boyce and I will have to decide if we want to have his tested.

      I will be curious to know how your test turns out.
      Co-survivor with husband Boyce, Diagnosed 7-11-06, orchiectomy right testicle on 7-12-06- Stage 3A: Mixed germ cell tumor with inguinal seminomatous and kartotypic carcinoma. One tumor over 10 cm, second tumor 4 cm, Chemo 4xBEP: Bi-lateral RPLND Dec 2006, nerve sparing but left sterile.
      Current DVT
      Current testosterone replacement therapy, Testim.

      "You must abandon the life you planned, to live the life that was meant for you" ~wisdom I have learned from my family on this forum


      • #4
        Just make sure your URO looks at the results my ONC might know cancer but doesn't deal with a lot of sperm counts and thus his info wasn't the best. The URO can tell you if there is a good count and condition of the sperm. This is one test that you might not get the best results on paper (so you think) but you have plenty to get the job done!!
        If you have any other questions send my a private message.

        5-1-2006 Right IO - Stage 1 Nonseminoma Embryonal and Yolk sac - Surveillance Baby on the way Born 7-20-07


        • #5
          I've got pregnant 11 months after the last chemo. Just keep going strong and have no doubt!
          Now she is 14 months old and drive us crazy

          Husband diagnosed - 01.07.2004
          RIO - 08.07.2004
          Non-seminoma: teratocarcinoma
          3 cycles BVP
          Surveillance since november 2004
          01.06.2006 - One healthy born daugther


          • #6
            Aleksandra, how happy and healthy your family looks and she is absolutely precious. What joy she must bring to your family. Was that Minnie Mouse on the birthday cake?? Boy, time flies. Thanks for sharing. Dianne
            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


            • #7
              I just looked through the photo albums, your daughter certainly looks happy and loved. Congratulation to both you and her.
              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.


              • #8
                Yes, it's Minnie Mouse, Dianne. Thanks all. I just want to give you a little hope and happiness. Big hug from my family.
                Husband diagnosed - 01.07.2004
                RIO - 08.07.2004
                Non-seminoma: teratocarcinoma
                3 cycles BVP
                Surveillance since november 2004
                01.06.2006 - One healthy born daugther


                • #9
                  Thanks so much for sharing your photo album, Aleksandra!
                  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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