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    I everybody

    I have my post chemo scan tomorrow.
    My doc says that with a seminoma my chances are more than 90%
    to have a clean result (after 4x BEP).

    Please wish me good luck everybody

    Thank you

    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
    You DEFINITELY are wished the very best with your tests. Sounds good and that's wonderful, but there's nothing like hearing the "words" that all is clear. Best of luck!


    • #3
      Relapse after RT stage I seminoma ?? hmm...You are not the lucky one. Anyway, because you are not treated befeore with chemo, after 4xBEP you are almost 80->95% cured.

      All the best and post here the test results.
      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


      • #4
        Eric, of course, we wish you good luck and continued good health. We know what you are going through. My son will be having his CT scan tomorrow, one year past chemo. We are 99% confident that he will be fine, but we always worry about that 1%. Hang in there. 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


        • #5
          Best of luck to you always. I know the waiting is so hard but you will be fine.
          Take a deep breath and try to relax.
          Take care!!!
          Mother of TC survivor.
          Son, Josh 20, diagnosed Jan. 24, 2005. Left Orchiechtomy Jan.31, 2005. 4XBPE March 7th to May 28th 2005.


          • #6
            Hi Eric.

            All the best of luck.
            You will be fine!

            Many has postet percentages already, but as you can se in this paper, there is a more than 99% cure rate in cases like yours!
            "Nevertheless, the cure rate in CS I seminoma patients is almost 100% and can be achieved with three strategies: adjuvant radiation treatment,
            surveillance strategy with administration of irradiation or chemotherapy
            in case of relapse
            , or adjuvant chemotherapy with single-agent carboplatin."
            Elsewhere in the paper the "almost 100%" is spelled out as >99%.

            Still it's OK to freak out - just know that the statistics are so much with you on this.

            Best wishes
            Embryonal carcinoma, stage II,
            3 x BEP, apr - june 2005


            • #7
              Best of luck with your tests tommorrow Eric!!!!!
              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 [email protected] 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--