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    here is a ref from TCRC's website:

    OHSU protocol

    * Year 1: Tumor Markers and Chest X-ray done every 2 months
    Abdominal CT scan done every 3 months
    * Year 2: Tumor Markers and Chest X-ray done every 2 months
    Abdominal CT scan done every 4 months
    * Years 3-5: Tumor Markers and Chest X-ray done every 6 months
    Abdominal CT scan done every 6 months
    * After Year 5: Tumor Markers and Chest X-ray done once a year

    Here is what my Uroligist is recomending:
    THis is monthly for the fist year:
    BLOOD WORK :
    AFP
    HCG
    LIVER - Hepatic PAnel
    CBC w/Manual Differ
    BMP - Basic Metabolic Pane
    chest x ray 2 views
    Every 4 months
    CT of Pelvis With and without contrast
    CT of abdomen With and without contrast


    I don't mind the every month thing but I thought seminomas grow slow and I am unsure on the whole liver thing and BMP. I understand what the test are but in general the whole thing seems to me like over kill with the exception of the ct scans.

    Does anyone know if IU has a standard protocal for Surveillance?
    IF so where could I find it ?

    ONE last thing ,
    My ONC seems to have a much different view of this then my Uroligist, if you were me would you be seeing a Uroligist for Surveillance or a MED ONC?


    Any thoughts would be great!
    10/09/06 -- pT1-pNx-Mx-S0

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    Here's another referance you can use, NCCN. The follow-ups should be with your oncologist but it's fine to question why he want's to check so often.
    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.

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    • #3
      Does anyone know why the Liver-Hepatic panel is part of the surveillance protocal? thanks!
      dx May 3, 2006, left I/O May 5, seminoma stage I, RTx16 (24Gy) completed June 26, 2006, all clear.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by clyde_on
        ...if you were me would you be seeing a Uroligist for Surveillance or a MED ONC?
        Medical oncologist.
        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
          thanks all!

          thanks all!

          I was thinking along the lines of the advice I was given by Scott and Dadmo.
          It help a lot!
          10/09/06 -- pT1-pNx-Mx-S0

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          • #6
            I have liver-hepatic panel done each surviellence visit just because I have what is known as fatty infiltration of the liver. If it showed up on your CAT Scan that could be a reason your provider is having it done.
            Right I/O- 9/12/2005

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