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    Well, we have the appointment made to see the specialist at Vanderbilt University for Jan. 15th. It pushes back the simulation with the rad. onc. by one week but we definitely feel better having a second opinion with a specialist and having the path looked at again. I am feeling much better about all of this. We finally told the kids yesterday exactly what is happening. They knew daddy had a lump removed but we didn't mention cancer until we knew what it was we were dealing with and what the right path for my husband/us would be. My son is 11 and is easily upset when anything out of the norm happens. It is also hard when dad never gets sick and then all of a sudden it is cancer. He is also at that age where he knows just enough about cancer to think that it means instant death. Our daughter is 7 and seems ok with the explanations we have given them. So for now that is all and I am so thankful for all of you on this board. This is such a valuable resource and you all are such a blessing! God Bless all of you and may you all have a wonderful, blessed Christmas!

  • #2
    I wish you the Best!!

    God bless you for being an advocate for your loved one!!

    I can't imagine the stress you are going through, but I will let you know as an advocate for my younger brother, it shall be hard but worth it!!

    please continue to ask questions on this wonderful forum, I don't know much but I can sympathize with the stress. I know that much of the tc warriors on this forum can help you if you continue to share your diagnosis disc. with your doc and feedback will help people like me as well.

    God bless you!
    My Brother's Advocate
    Left I/O DEC 2 non-seminoma Embryonal Carcinoma stage 1 survaillance


    • #3
      Getting a second opinion is always a good idea when you're dealing with something as dangerious as cancer. Just remember how curable this is when caught early and treated properly. On behalf of your husband. Thank You.
      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
        What specialist are you seeing? My husband saw Dr. Roth and now his main Oncologist and Dr. Roth work together allot. I hope you get the answers you want.


        • #5
          He will be seeing Dr. Michael Cookson...I take it that you are in the nashville area?


          • #6
            Dr. Cookson

            Dr. Cookson, and Dr. Roth are great. I lived in Memphis and I also went to them for a second opion. Dr. Cookson is the Surgoen, and Dr. Roth is the Oncologist. I think Dr. Roth was involved with Lance Armstong's treatment and went to I.U. You are in great hands. Good luck and keep us posted.
            Diagnosed 7/5/05, Rt. I/O 7/29/05, Nonseminoma Stage IIa, Started 3XBEP 9/06/05 changed to 4XEP due to reaction from Bleomycin. Currently surveillance.


            • #7
              We live in Chattanooga, Tn. We traveled back and forth. We just saw Dr. Roth as my husband did not need any further surgery after Chemo and Dr Roth and my husband other oncologist set up the Chemo cocktails. They also do all of his check ups.