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What is radiotherapy like, dosage, and what next?

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  • What is radiotherapy like, dosage, and what next?

    I didnt ask my radiation oncologist enough.
    After 20 days of radiation treatment , what happens next?
    Do i then go on survellience?
    What is the Gy dose for the follow up cat scans.
    How often do i do these and for how long?

    If they find a recurrance, what happens?
    RT again? At what Gy?
    Or do I do chemo?

    As you can tell, i am still deliberating over RT vs WW (Watchful Waiting) and want to know the total Gy for each option.
    Im sure once its done, i wont care anymore.

    Seminoma July 2006; Stage1; 2.8cm; confined to testis without invasion of the tunica albugina; no tumor seen in spermatic cord or epididymis; lympovascular invasion is present; age 49 (its never too late!)

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    Start your research here. You should find what your looking, if not write back and we can fill in the blanks.
    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.