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    I took Anthony to U of M yesterday for all his pre-ops. Maybe today we will have the markers, if so I'll post them when I get them.

    His first appointment was with the nurse practitioner, and this man took out a chart with images of the organs and nodes; and explained everything to us about the RPLND, starting with how the cancer cells got into the lymph to begin with, to why there are certain risks with RPLND.

    He had full CT done, and we were on our way back home. We're hoping and praying now that his AFP will be low enough for surgery.

    I was happy to hear him say that he teaches about TC at the schools around Ann Arbor.

    He said his sons best friend died from TC. His testicles were very swollen but the kid never told anyone until it was too late. It's heartbreaking to hear these kinds of stories, but I am happy when I hear that someone is doing something to get the information out there in the schools.

    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!

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    Tammy, I am praying for you and Anthony and I hope everything goes well.


    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