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    I had gynecomastia pre-diagnosis and it seemed to really clear up during chemotherapy. It has come back to a very small extent lately and I was wondering if anyone else with only one side I/O has experienced this. It seems like I read in a study some time ago that this can be common but I can't find info on this now. Anyone else had experience with this?

    Edit: This is my first post on this board, so hello everyone and thanks very much for sharing your experiences on here which have been very helpful for me.
    Last edited by nskene; 10-08-07, 02:37 PM.
    Diag: 05/30/07, Stage 3 treatment at Upenn
    I/O: 06/04/07
    4 Rounds BEP ended 08/22/07
    RPLND: 10/12/07 Upenn
    2 Rounds EP ended 12/06/07
    2nd RPLND 07/08 Sheinfeld

  • #2
    Welcome to the Forum.

    Out of curiosity, have you had your markers checked since you had your RPLND? If so, what do they look like?
    "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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    • #3
      Thanks. Actually haven't had the RPLND: it is scheduled for this Friday.
      Diag: 05/30/07, Stage 3 treatment at Upenn
      I/O: 06/04/07
      4 Rounds BEP ended 08/22/07
      RPLND: 10/12/07 Upenn
      2 Rounds EP ended 12/06/07
      2nd RPLND 07/08 Sheinfeld

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      • #4
        Hi

        HI THERE!! WELCOME ABOARD! good luck with the RPLND, where are you having it done? what stage are you?

        Dawn
        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
        ALL CLEAR

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        • #5
          Originally posted by nskene
          Thanks. Actually haven't had the RPLND: it is scheduled for this Friday.
          Duh... for some reason I thought I had read 10/12/06 .
          In that case, best of luck to you on the surgery (but my question about the markers stands).
          "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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          • #6
            I am stage III and am having the RPLND procedure done at Univ of Pennsylvania by Keith Van Arsdalen. Has anyone been treated by him? Fed, my markers are all within normal levels as of 1 month ago. Thanks for the welcome guys
            Diag: 05/30/07, Stage 3 treatment at Upenn
            I/O: 06/04/07
            4 Rounds BEP ended 08/22/07
            RPLND: 10/12/07 Upenn
            2 Rounds EP ended 12/06/07
            2nd RPLND 07/08 Sheinfeld

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            • #7
              Welcome to the forum and best of luck to you on Friday. If you have any questions at all about what to expect from the RPLND, don't hesitate to let us know!
              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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              • #8
                My son had gynecomastia. No one ever mentioned doing anything about it. His first oncologist had his testosterone levels tested when I brought it up to him and he said it was normal.

                I notice the breast size has diminished significantly since he finished chemo and RPLND, though I haven't checked to see if he still has the hard nodules under the nipple. When he gets home Im going to find out and will let you know. This was something I intended to have his new primary doctor check on as well. His appointment is tomorrow.

                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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                • #9
                  I talked to my oncologist and he said this is normal and nothing to worry about. Thanks for the responses.
                  Diag: 05/30/07, Stage 3 treatment at Upenn
                  I/O: 06/04/07
                  4 Rounds BEP ended 08/22/07
                  RPLND: 10/12/07 Upenn
                  2 Rounds EP ended 12/06/07
                  2nd RPLND 07/08 Sheinfeld

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