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  • Rplnd

    Hello all,

    I was diagnosed with TC back in march barely in stage 2 with just one slighty enlarged lymph node. Luckily i live in Indianapolis so i was able to be treated by some experienced people. I went through 3 rounds of BEP and found out on the followup up CT that the lymph node is a Teratoma. So now i have to have RPLND.

    I am scheduled for the 27th with Dr. Bihrle, and i go in tomorrow to talk to him, so does anyone have some suggestions on questions to ask, or has anyone had Dr. Bihlre. Thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by kou123
    ...does anyone have some suggestions on questions to ask...
    The Testicular Cancer Resource Center provides a long list of questions for you to choose from about RPLND at this link. A lot of them don't apply, though, to post-chemotherapy RPLND.
    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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      RPLND with Dr. Bihrle

      I had my RPLND with Dr. Birhle. He was straight forward and very calming in that he gave me that sense that with his experience I would beat TC. I had one positive lymph node and he seemed prettty pleased that is was only one.

      After my surgery I followed up with a phone call with him and discussed options, chemo vs. surveillance. Again, pretty straight shooter and disucussed all the probabalities as to whether they had gotten it all. I asked him what he would do in my case and he gave me his advice and the reasoning behind it.

      I really like him and you are in great hands.