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    Hey guys,

    Well I have another follow up comming up on March 15th. So far I had 1 CT scan and chest scan, as well as bloodwork since my surgery, and it was all clear.

    I had gotten no treatment after my surgery, so basically I got diagnosed, had my left one removed, and the survailance.

    The doctors basically said it was very small (around 5mm, seminoma stage I) and told me my best bet was to get survaillance. They said radiation was not really needed from what they saw, and said it could do more harm then good in the long run if everything stays good with just the surgery.

    I must say life is back to normal after about 2 months post surgery and mostly I don't think about it much. I must admit I don't hang out on this forum as much as I did at first. And I am wondering how many guys with "no problems" after the surgery stay away from the forums.

    To be honest, most of the time out of sight, out of mind. But every once in a while I like to come here and see how everyone else is doing.

    As for my life I must say it has not changed much. My diet hasn't changed as much, and neither has my lifestyle. I definitley think that more excersize and a strict good diet would probably help my cause in the long run.

    I cant report any problems with anything, other then an occasional discomfort in my remaining testicle (mostly after "use") and perhaps a little down on the stamina, but otherwise not too bad.

    Of course there is a little stress comming on as the date of yet another checkup closes, but in reality better to be looked at often, then neglected.

    So how many ppl. on here have had similar luck so far, only surgery and then only survailance, and no problems? And for how long?

    Thanks a lot guys, keep up the great site!

    Diagnosis and left orchy early July 2006. First follow up August 15th (to review results post surgery), second follow up CT scan, Chest scan and bloodwork Nov 23rd, third follow up tests comming up march 15th.

    Seminoma stage I, 5mm, confined to left teste, testicle removed.

  • #2
    Thanks for checking in, CanMan. Congratulations on the "all clear" so far, and best wishes for many more to follow. I'm sure you're right that those who need more treatment are more likely to remain active here.
    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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    • #3
      What up, CanMan,
      Your Dx is pretty much identical to mine: with a tumor that small, radiation could potentially be overkill, but as long as you remain vigilant (which you are clearly doing), you should be fine. It also sounds like you are pretty much back to pre-surgery state, which of course makes things all the better.
      The follow-ups may cause some anxiety (I had mine last week), but the "all clear" will definitely sound like music to your ears. Take care,
      "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.


      • #4
        Thanks guys!

        Hopefully it keeps going this way. Getting married on Sept 8th, so, hoping it does not screw up my scheduel. Will be a year post surgery in July, and 29th b-day in august.

        Again, thanks for the support guys.


        • #5
          Originally posted by CanMan
          Thanks guys!

          Hopefully it keeps going this way. Getting married on Sept 8th, so, hoping it does not screw up my scheduel. Will be a year post surgery in July, and 29th b-day in august.

          Again, thanks for the support guys.
          Hi Canman. I'm getting married shortly before you, and I too am hoping for the best. So far so good with me, next one is in may.


          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.


          • #6
            hey man... i have my next check up coming up too.. gluck with yours!!
            Diagnosed with TC in 6/04. 5cm tumor in Left Testicle. 80% Embryonal Carcinoma with interspersed Yolk Sac Tumor making up approximately 20% of the neoplasm. Finished Chemo 11/04. In remission since. Not sure what XBEP means but i did 3 cycles of chemo.