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    I would like to let you know that my son kevin (18) lost his fight last week after a hard year of Chemo ,R/therapy and more chemo. We found out 10 days ago that the cancer had spread to his brain. He is my hero and kept me going all year with his determination to fight this but it got the better of him. Now we have to find the strength to go on without him.
    I can only stress to teenagers how important it is to talk to your parents about everything and anything.

    Kevin's mam
    Kevin (17yrs) Diagnosed March 2006
    Stage 3+
    spread to spine,lung and liver.
    Paralised Due to spinal Compression With Sheer determination started to Walk again be it with crutches
    4 X Bep 3X Tip 5 days Radiotherapy. Spread to his brain 8th Feb 07 passed away 15th Feb 07.

  • #2
    Irene, I am so very sorry for your loss. There just aren't words.
    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
      My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
      Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.


      • #4
        I am very sorry about your loss, Irene.


        Son Anthony DX 12/11/06
        L/O 12/20/06 Stage IIIA, 95% EC, 5% Yolk Sac
        4XEP 1/29-4/6/ 07
        AFP started increasing3 wks later
        Residual abdominal mass found on CT
        RPLND 6/8/07
        Cancer in pathology-
        80% mature teratoma, 20% Yolk Sac. --
        No adjuvent chemo and
        AFP normalised

        July 22, 2010 ---- 3 years all clear!


        • #5
          I'm so sorry to read this post. Kevin will be remembered as a hero.
          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 sorry to hear about Kevin and you are in my thoughts.

            My husband, Kevin, passed away last year from testicular cancer too.

            My heart is with your family.
            Wife of Kevin Murphy
            Diagnosed 7/16/04 100% Choriocarcinoma
            Oriechtomy 7/20/04
            4xBEP 8/04-11/04 BHCG:1200 (lung only)
            Rediagnosed 12/27/04 BHCG: 50
            1xVIP 1/05 (lung)
            HDC/Stem cell Indiana 2/05-4/05 BHCG: 51-4.5 (lung)
            HDC failure 5/05
            3xGemzar/Taxol 6/05-9/05 (lung only)
            VP-16 w/Avastin 9/05-1/06 (lung only)
            Cyberknife 5" lung tumor 2/06
            cyberknife 6 brain tumors 3/06
            1xOxaliplatnin 3/06 (liver, lungs, kidneys, left hip)
            Passed away 4/13/2006


            • #7
              thoughts and prayers

              With hopes that you find peace! Russell's Mom Sharon
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              • #8
                I am so sorry for you're lost as I just lost my brother Neal to TC on Feb 5/07. It is very hard and trying, even I dont know how I am going to make it through this year.
                I for sure know how you feel right now, but just take each day day by day.


                • #9
                  Oh no, I am not sure there is anything I can say to comfort you but I am sending out my prayers for a wonderful second life for your son and peace for you. I have a son myself, he is 7 years old and when I read this I just want to hug him tightly and I promise you I will have him checked as he grows. They tell me that just because my husband has TC that there is no reason to feel that my son is at risk...but doctors don't know everything.

                  You are a very brave woman and I am not sure I could be as strong as you are! I am sure your son was a hero, but you are mine.


                  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


                  • #10
                    I HATE this Damn disease

                    I want it to be gone forever!

                    You people are all angels in my life. Please keep up the fight!!!

                    Kevin's fight will not be forgotten and we will go on fighting for him!
                    Stage III Non-Seminoma- 7/11/06
                    Right I/O 7/12/06
                    Completed 4x BEP 11/06
                    Bi-Lateral RPLND (Dr. Shenifeld)- 11/27/06
                    Surveillance since then

                    When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.
                    Lance Armstrong.


                    • #11
                      My sadness at this loss goes beyond words. I'm so sorry.
                      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.


                      • #12
                        I am very very sorry about your loss


                        • #13
                          I am so so sorry for your loss.
                          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.


                          • #14
                            I am really sorry for your loss. We're all here for you.
                            "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.


                            • #15
                              Irene, my heart is aching for you .....your son will be in my prayers...Mary Ellen