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    Had the results from my ct scan tuesday and they were all clear and my AFP has dropped to 10 from 144. They offered me surveillance or 2 rounds of BEP, I have opted for the chemo to try and ensure it doen't come back.

    My pathology report said i had a Mixed germ cell non-seminoma not a seminoma as i had previously said, I had got a little confused.

    So there trying to get me started for next week if there is a space for me if not i'll start on the 20th. If i do start on 20th my last appointment will be on christmas day i beleive.

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    Nik

    With a clear ct scan and markers returning to normal,you may already be cured. Please check with an "expert" prior to begining chemo. Also,did you see your entire pathology report with %'s,or indication of V/I,or L/I ?

    Best Wishes
    Dec/04-Right I/O-nonseminoma (95%E/C),Stage 1, surveillance
    Nov/05- 2.2 cm lymph node= Stage II A
    Nov/05 -Jan/06-3 x BEP
    Jan/06 -Surveillance



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      I have spoken to an "expert" about doing the chemo and they said it would give me an extra 20% chance of the tumor not returning so im going for it. didn't get any percentages from the pathology report tho i am supposed to be getting a copy just waiting for it to come thru.

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        Nik

        From your last tests,there does not appear to be any indication of live cancer being present. Others may agree with me on this,that undergoing chemotherapy without cause would be "overkill ". Having undergone 3 rounds of BEP,I wouldn't wish that on anyone NOT needing it !

        Best Wishes
        Dec/04-Right I/O-nonseminoma (95%E/C),Stage 1, surveillance
        Nov/05- 2.2 cm lymph node= Stage II A
        Nov/05 -Jan/06-3 x BEP
        Jan/06 -Surveillance



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          Be sure to read the TCRC chemotherapy page section that starts "Some countries..."

          The NCCN guidelines list adjuvant chemotherapy as a "category 2B" (nonuniform consensus but no major disagreement) treatment option for stage IB non-seminoma -- but not for stage IA. As Mikey asked, did your pathology report indicate vascular or lymphatic invasion?

          We also had an unresolved conversation earlier this year about a study using 1xBEP.
          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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