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  • Rob's First Post-RPLND markers

    Rob went for a one-week follow up on Thursday with Sheinfeld and had bloodwork done.

    His remaining kidney is working 100% - they expected 75-90% after the renal failure. His pancreas also 100% - it was a little wonky after surgery also. And the best part?? His AFP is 4.1!!!!!!!!!!!

    That comes 10 weeks post chemo and 4 weeks post surgery. Wow. Now we still have to meet with Motzer next week to see if Rob will need surveillance or more chemo, but what a relief to get that number!
    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

  • #2
    Wow~~!! Woo Hoo!! Thats Great! Congrats!
    Im Keeping My Fingers Crossed For More Great Results!!

    Fiance Brian, dx:stage IIIC non-sem 4/18/07
    mets to lungs,liver,abdomin,large tumor near kidney
    hcg was 176,000!
    completed 1 rnd of TIP(had bad reaction to taxol)
    BEPx3 until 7/13/07
    7/26/07 post chemo ct-scan shwd shrinkage & fewer lung tumors
    10/17/07 @ MSKCC Liver FREE of cancer! necrotic & small focus of teratoma.
    AFP & HCG normal
    12/7/07 RPLND,right orchiectomy @ MSKCC
    12/18/07, rcvd pathology,all clear! no cancer!
    2/11/08 -Lung surgery dne @ MSKCC


    • #3
      yeah Man!
      I Love My Pack!



      • #4
        Right I/O 4/22/1988
        RPLND 6/20/1988
        Left I/O 9/17/2003

        Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.


        • #5
          That's great news, congratulations. I'll toast to you tonight with a glass of red wine.
          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.


          • #6
            Fantastic 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.


            • #7

              Awesome news!! Chalk up another victory for TBRPLNDSOTP (imho)

              Seriously great to hear that!!!

              Take THAT cancer - Rob is kicking your A$$!!!
              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.


              • #8
                That is such great news, Stacy. I am so thrilled for you and Rob. 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
                  Congrats to you and Rob!!!
                  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!


                  • #10
                    . I too, will keep up with dadmo on the cork collection (I may need to switch to a higher voulme those wine boxes )
                    Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.


                    • #11
                      Rob = 1 Cancer = zip

                      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


                      • #12
                        Oh Stacy!

                        I am so happy to hear this. The biggest smile came over me when I read it. I know it hasn't been easy for you both, but this news sure must be music to your hearts.

                        You know, the day danny wound up in the hospital (almost 2 weeks ago???) was yours and Rob's last day there. That night I wandered down from the 7th floor to the 5th to say hi, but I'd just missed you guys! I know we'll bump into each other sooner or later. I like when danny is able to meet TC survivors who have just completed their RPLND because that is his goal to reach and it's good for him to see it and smell it and feel the possibility standing right in front of him.

                        I wish Rob continued health and happiness NOW and ALWAYS!!!