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  • Relapse after 5 years ?

    Since my hospital only follow tc patiens for 5 years it use to be 10 years,
    I would like to ask if anyone ever have had relapse from seminoma stage 1
    after 5 years of being clean.
    Best wishes

    2 x tc.
    Right 1984 pure seminoma stage 1 20 x radiation
    Left 2004 pure seminoma stage 1 surveillance.

  • #2
    I know there is one on this forum (ERIC) who has relapse 4 years after surgey but if not here definitive there are persons who has relapse after 5 years also. I hope I'm not wrong but relapse rate after 5 years is <1%.

    Good luck with your surveillance
    Seminoma I. stage ,May 2004,Si Deus pro nobis quis contra nos


    • #3
      Hello guys

      I have seen on the internet some case of relapse after 10 years but it's extremely rare. That's why i will stay in touch with my doctors even after 2010. I think it won't be bad to have a check-up every years. I think the late relapse occur more often with seminoma.

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