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    My brother Neals battle with TC finally ended on Monday Feb 5/07. He fought a brave fight right up until the very end.
    I just cant believe how this happened and so fast. I am still in a great deal of denial that he is gone.
    All I know is that if someone gets TC in Canada they should make a trip straight to the USA to get treated otherwise the Dr's here have no clue and they dont care.
    Neals Dr is up for charges for what kind of malpractice he did to Neal. Of course it wont bring him back but it will stop the Dr from doing it to another patient.
    He is very sadly missed.

  • #2
    I am really sorry for you .
    I am in quebec and had good treatment but i know that sometime you can fall on a bad doctor. I think i have been prescribed too much scan for my condition and canadian doctors don't like when we tell them what to do with the protocol shown in TCRC page.

    Stage 1 seminoma in august 2001
    with invaded spermatic chord and treated with RT
    Relapse november 2005, 4 BEP and now back to surveillance


    • #3
      What can I say except I am so sorry for your loss. And your brother did put up a great fight. I hate this damn disease, I hate it. Your a great sister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Last edited by Savin16; 02-09-07, 08:08 AM.
      Brother Diag. 10/05 Non-Sem.
      Right I/O 11/05
      4XBEP 8/06
      RPLND 12/06
      2X VIP 1/22/07
      Only completed 1 Rd.


      • #4
        I am so very sorry for your loss. Neal fought hard, and so did you. I wish there were some magic words to take away your pain....
        Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.


        • #5
          This is horrible news, but thank you for sharing.
          Please try to find some peace in knowing that your loss will be felt worldwide through this forum. I am so sorry.
          Stage III. Embryonal Carcinoma, Mature Teratoma, Choriocarcinoma.
          Diagnosed 4/19/06, Right I/O 4/21/06, RPLND 6/21/06, 4xEP, All Clear 1/29/07, RPLND Incisional Hernia Surgery 11/24/08, Hydrocelectomy and Vasectomy 11/23/09.

          Please see a physician for medical advice!

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          • #6
            I'm so sorry, Kim. I'm grateful you let us know. We'll keep up the fight against cancer in Neal's name.
            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

              I am so sorry to hear this. You were so wonderful and full of support. I know he is at peace and sending you lots of love for all you did.

              hugs and prayers for you and your family,

              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


              • #8
                Kim, I think we were all hoping for a miracle. I am very sad you lost Neal. I lost a brother. He took piece of my heart with him. Sometimes I think people underestimate the bond between siblings. It is powerful. It is going to take awhile before you find peace. But at some point it will come. Dianne
                Spouse: I/O 8/80; embryonal, seminoma, teratoma; RPLND 9/80 - no reoccurrence - HRT 8/80; bladder cancer 11/97; reoccurrence: 4X
                Son: I/O 11/04; embryonal, teratoma; VI; 3XBEP; relapse 5/08; RPLND 6/18/08 - path: mature teratoma


                • #9

                  I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, life is not fair. Take solice in the words of Thomas Moore: Earth hath no sorrow heaven can not heal.
                  dx May 3, 2006, left I/O May 5, seminoma stage I, RTx16 (24Gy) completed June 26, 2006, all clear.


                  • #10
                    Im am so sorry to hear about your brother. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
                    - 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


                    • #11
                      Kim, I'm so sorry to hear that. Know that he was and still is on a prayer list. Tim
                      Stage 3 seminoma w/intratubular Germ/ embryonal carcinoma in lymph/ pulmonary metastases
                      I/O 7/2/03
                      Surveillance since 10/31/03


                      • #12
                        I'm sorry. If you send me a photo of your brother I will pin it to my Jersey at this years Livestrong challange.

                        Bill Moses
                        48 Myrtle Ave.
                        Midland Park NJ 07432
                        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.


                        • #13
                          I am so sorry for your loss.

                          Husband Right I/O 09/06
                          -70% Embryonal Carcinoma
                          -20% Teratoma
                          -10% Yolk Sac Tumor
                          11/06- lymph nodes 1.8x1.4 and 1.9x1.4
                          12/06-PET Scan confirms activity in lymph nodes, lymph nodes 2.2x2.2 and 2.4x2.3
                          1/07-Start 3xBEP
                          4/07-PET clear, lymph nodes down to 1.1x0.5 and 1.8x1.0
                          6/07-lymph nodes 1.2x1.0 and 1.9x.9
                          8/07-lymph nodes 1.1x1.0 and 2.0x1.2
                          10/07-lymph nodes 2.0x1.5 and 2.7x1.8
                          11/07- PostChemo LRPLND-found burnt out teratoma
                          11/09-Enlarging lymph node 1.2 cm near renal veins


                          • #14

                            I'm very sorry, and it's hard to believe that the end came so quickly. I had been following Neal's progress through your posts, and I was really hoping he would beat this. It's now time to grieve, and I really hope that you have a strong support system in place. We will always be here for you as well, and even though we're just letters on a screen, behind the keyboards we are real people sharing your pain in the loss of your brother. So lean on us anytime.

                            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.


                            • #15

                              God bless you and your family. You are in my prayers.