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    How soon you guys started therapy after the surgery?
    Is it something that needs to be done as soon as possible? Like same month?
    I had surgery September 27 and I have an appointment with radiation oncologists on October 24.

  • #2
    I was told that they want you to be well healed from surgery, but did not want to wait more than about 6 weeks to start. For me, the start date was up to me within the bounds of the radiation facility's scheduled openings. To just get it over with, I started about 3-1/2 weeks after surgery - which I thought was pretty quick, overall.

    Sounds like your schedule would be about a month from surgery, assuming you start within a few days of your appointment, which is right in the range of what my doctors were hoping for.

    Good luck.
    Right I/O 4/17/06, Seminoma Stage Ib
    RT (15 days) completed 6/1/06
    All clear as of 5/8/09


    • #3
      just in case you did not know

      here are some articals:

      Here is another nice one; for anyone considering Surveillance:

      10/09/06 -- pT1-pNx-Mx-S0


      • #4
        None of the links worked but I got an idea that I'm right on schedule.
        Thanks guys!