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    Other half had CT scan last week, has got his first appointment with the Oncologist on Friday. The nurse rang him a while ago to tell him that he had a seminoma, but no further details. We had suspected this as his markers were all in the normal levels. But he is only 24 which I undertsand is a little unusual to have a seminoma in a younger person.

    We are both getting nervous about friday, it seems like his life is in someone elses hands.


    Boyfriend left testicle removed 24/08/06, diagnosed 24/08/06. Stage 1 Seminoma, single dose Carboplatin 12/10/06.

  • #2
    Hang in there and ask for copies of all reports and test results. Pure seminoma is more common in older men, but can occur at any age. I'm sure his prognisis will be excellent.

    Best wishes
    Right I/O 4/22/1988
    RPLND 6/20/1988
    Left I/O 9/17/2003

    Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.


    • #3
      I know it's not easy to stay calm but take comfort from the fact that seminoma is very curable.
      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.


      • #4
        I just returned from the hospital where I had my monthly blood work and a chest x-ray...all part of my monthly surveillance routine. Now, I wait for the results. The point of this - waiting is tough. The best thing I can suggest is to spend time preparing for the appt with the oncologist. Bring lots of questions and if possible, go with your other 1/2, not only for support, but for taking, have a unique ability to not always listen, sometimes selectively....wait, did I just say that?

        Hang in there and let us know how things go on Friday.

        Left I/O 5/7/05, Stage 1(pT1)
        No VI or LI, Normal Markers
        70% Embryonal, 30% Seminoma
        1st child born on 8/08