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  • Graduation!

    Another boring CT and labs today. Got bumped from the 2-month schedule to the 4-month schedule (CTs every eight months). The next time I see the onc I'll be past the 2-year anniversary of the end of chemo and close to the 2-year anniversary of the RPLND.

    Ahhhhhhh. What a great feeling.
    Vinny (aka Frank)

    left I/O 1/5/05; 95%EC / 5% mature teratoma; stage IIIC
    4x BEP 1/24/05 - 4/11/05; RPLND (left side) 5/31/05
    VATS resection of teratoma from left lung 4/26/06
    Presently surveilling

  • #2
    I am so happy for you Vinny!!

    That is what everyone strives for...what a blessing.

    Co-survivor with husband Boyce, Diagnosed 7-11-06, orchiectomy right testicle on 7-12-06- Stage 3A: Mixed germ cell tumor with inguinal seminomatous and kartotypic carcinoma. One tumor over 10 cm, second tumor 4 cm, Chemo 4xBEP: Bi-lateral RPLND Dec 2006, nerve sparing but left sterile.
    Current DVT
    Current testosterone replacement therapy, Testim.

    "You must abandon the life you planned, to live the life that was meant for you" ~wisdom I have learned from my family on this forum


    • #3
      That's greast news. Congratulations and keep those good reports comming.
      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
        Woohoo! Congratulations on the milestone!
        "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
        11.22.06 -Dx the day before Thanksgiving
        12.09.06 -Rt I/O; 100% seminoma, multifocal; Stage I-A; Surveillance; Six years out! I consider myself cured.


        • #5
          Good stuff Vinny. Great to hear the good news.
          dx May 3, 2006, left I/O May 5, seminoma stage I, RTx16 (24Gy) completed June 26, 2006, all clear.


          • #6
            Excellent, Vinny -- enjoy your longer leash!
            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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            • #7

              In this case, as in ALL our cases--boring is very good!! You've been through a lot, you need to celebrate!
              Left I/O 6/24/05
              100% Embryonal Cell Carcinoma, Stage III
              4xBEP August - October 2005
              Surveillance since Nov. 2005


              • #8
                great news vinny - very happy for you!

                - lump first noticed 11/20/2005
                - I/O right Dec 8, 2005
                - 95% embryonal / 5% seminoma
                - normal markers PRE surgery
                - no vascular invasion, tunica free of cancer, epididymis free of cancer, lungs free, lymph free
                - Stage I diagnosis
                - surveillance
                - mid feb '06, beta hcg slightly elevated = 4.6...small enlarged lower node seen on CT scan...
                - 3BEP began feb 20, 2006
                - finished 3 BEP, last bleo, april 17, 2006
                - CT scan, blood markers, chest..all clear
                - back on surveillance


                • #9
                  We love boring...congrats!
                  Lori and Jon
                  Diagnosed 5/22/2006
                  I/O 5/26/2006, Stage 3, Good
                  Teratoma (Majority), Seminoma (10%), Yolk Sac
                  3xEP then determined not working
                  HDC w/stem cell transplant 8/16/06 to 9/25/06
                  Chest and Neck surgery 10/9/06 - immature teratoma
                  RPLND 11/16/06 - immature Teratoma
                  2/29/2008 - markers continue to be normal!
                  9/16/2008 - released from Dr. Einhorn's care


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Lori
                    We love boring...congrats!
                    I concur, boring is good!

                    Detected mass 10-6-06, Radical left I/O 10-10-06, Stage I seminoma, 1.5 cm primary, No LV invasion, No Rete Testis Invasion... Currently on Surveillance.