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    This is just a quick note to let you all know that Anthony's AFP is already down to 12.8

    I realize that it's not normal yet but I am ecstatic!

    His AFP normalized after first line chemo and then began to rise one month later.

    April 6 it was 3.6 or 3.8

    From early may it started rising; first 10.8 then 9.4 then at the end of may it was 53 and then on June 8 they drew blood while he was on the operating table and that was 93.

    Two weeks out of surgery and its already 12.8

    I didn't expect it to drop that far in such a short time.

    Im so geeked I could scream!

    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!

  • #2
    Wonderful news! Congrats to both of you!
    4/26/07 - mass confirmed w/ no elevated markers
    4/27/07 - left I/O
    5/2/07 - Dx: 100% seminoma stage 1A
    Surveillance: CT/blood (6 month cycle)
    4/27/13 - 6 years cancer free!

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    • #3
      That is GREAT news Tammy! Doing the dance over here for you!!
      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

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      • #4
        Nothing but down... that's where it's supposed to go, and that's where it's going (I guess this applies to both the AFP and the cancer ). Great news!
        "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.

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        • #5
          Congrats to the both of you!!!
          Rob and Stacy
          DX: 3/10/05, AFP: 15,047, L I/O: 3/28/05, Yolk sac tumor & teratoma, Stage IIIC, 3xBEP & 1xEP: 4/4/07 - 6/25/07, AFP: 14, RPLND 8/10/07, w. left kidney removed. 10/19/07, AFP: 1.9

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Robert2112
            LOL Per our discussion, I understood your desire to know,so it is kind of worth it to see you geeked, but from this point on , try to do them on their schedule. I think you agreed to that yesterday. There are reasons they do them on the schedule that they do. Good reasons. Deal?

            Other than that, is good to see you feel better . Be happy when you guys are "stoked " LOL
            Oh is that what you were saying on the phone? LOL .. I told you I could barely hear you, so if I made any deals I wasn't aware of that

            Quite honestly Im sick to my stomach of waiting and being on the doctors schedule all the time. Waiting and waiting because the doctors said so is what got Anthony into trouble in the first place. A whole month after surgery to find out if his AFP is going down is unreasonable, and I had to know if it was heading down rather than up.

            Anthony's mood is more his normal self tonight too. He has his friend here and they are busy listening to music and playing video games; which is not unusual, but his mood is definitely much lighter tonight.

            Yep, it was worth it to get it checked

            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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            • #7
              Tammy, I am overjoyed for you and your son.

              YES!!!

              Let's keep the good news coming...

              -M
              Last edited by dannysbrother; 06-27-07, 11:30 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mstlyn
                Im so geeked I could scream!
                I'd say that's called for. Congratulations on the great news!
                Scott, [email protected]
                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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                • #9
                  Yeah! Great news!

                  Becki

                  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

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                  • #10
                    Tammy great news...

                    Rosy
                    Right I\O 11/28/06 - 100% EC with vascular invasion - CT shows enlarged abdominal lymph node (30mm) and 12 small lung nodules (the bigger 13mm) - Chemo started 01/02/2007 - 4xBEP - end 03/22/2007 - 03/22/2007 tumor marker normal - 04/23/2007 CT shows two small lung nodules (3mm and 4 mm) and lymph node 12mm - 05/23/2007 tumoral marker normal - 06/06/07 CT is stable - 07/23/07 tumoral marker normal - 08/02/2007 CT-PET shows all clear - On surveillance from 08/04/07

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                    • #11
                      Tammy:
                      You just made my morning. Congratulations.
                      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.

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                      • #12
                        Nice cheering section, thank you everyone!

                        My thoughts this morning are with Danny and Michael. My prayers, and I know everyone else's are with Danny going into that operating room later today.

                        Can't wait to hear from you guys!

                        Big Hugs

                        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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                        • #13
                          So happy to see the AFP going down. About 3 weeks after Jon's first surgery we had the AFP done at our local hospital - it had gone down to 15 or so. We emailed Dr. E the news and asked how happy we should be knowing it was not yet normal. It immediately responded that weren't should be happy we should be ecstatic! Jon carries that email with him! Congrats to you both and may you be ecstatic!
                          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

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lori
                            So happy to see the AFP going down. About 3 weeks after Jon's first surgery we had the AFP done at our local hospital - it had gone down to 15 or so. We emailed Dr. E the news and asked how happy we should be knowing it was not yet normal. It immediately responded that weren't should be happy we should be ecstatic! Jon carries that email with him! Congrats to you both and may you be ecstatic!
                            Good to hear that Lori! I am waiting for the latest results that were done at U of M on the 29th. I'm about to call them.
                            Big hugs!!!

                            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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                            • #15
                              I've got my fingers crossed for you!! Let us know what the results are!
                              Rob and Stacy
                              DX: 3/10/05, AFP: 15,047, L I/O: 3/28/05, Yolk sac tumor & teratoma, Stage IIIC, 3xBEP & 1xEP: 4/4/07 - 6/25/07, AFP: 14, RPLND 8/10/07, w. left kidney removed. 10/19/07, AFP: 1.9

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