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    I started radiotherapy 10 weeks after surgery... I've heard that the limit is 8 weeks... Am I doing this for nothing?

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    No, I don't think it's for nothing. Seminoma recurrences even can often be treated with radiation therapy.
    Scott, [email protected]
    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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    • #3
      Scott, do you know what the reason for the 6-8 week recommendation is if recurrences can (possibly) be treated with radiation anyway? I am just curious ...

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      • #4
        Hmmm, what's the source of that timeline?
        Scott, [email protected]
        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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        • #5
          I've heard that the recomended timeline is 4-6 weeks after surgery and that the limit is 8 weeks... But I didn't find a reason yet for that timeline!

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          • #6
            Where did you hear it? Your doctors?
            Scott, [email protected]
            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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            • #7
              Well... I've already read and heard so many things in this 3 months, that I'm not sure of where I read it... But i did talked to a couple of doctors that told me that... Tomorrow i will try to talk to the radio doc and ask the reasons for the timeline...

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              • #8
                Let us know what they say. The idea is to let you recover from the surgery before moving on to the next step, but not so long as to let cancer, if there is any, spread further.
                Scott, [email protected]
                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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