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    I met with Dr. Einhorn and Dr. Foster in IU yesterday and today and I have to say the experience was better than anywhere I had been before (I have been to other centers of excellance). From the reception staff onwards you could not meet a friendlier and supportive team. I was very stressed because I am in recurrence but everyone made me feel so relaxed.

    I had another CT scan yesterday and bloodworks, the good news is that the lymph nodes effected are growing very slowly and my tumor markers are still below the acceptable levels. Therefore, the conclusion of both Dr. Einhorn and Dr. Foster is that a repeat RPLND is both feesable and the best route, if this does not cure me I can move onto 2nd line chemo with still the same chances of success as if I had not had the repeat RPLND.

    In summary, if you need any expert help, contact Einhorn and his team, he is not only a great Doctor but a great person as well.

    I am now going on vacation for a week to St. Maarten before I meet my next challenge of the oepration.

    Dave

  • #2
    David,
    You can't imagine how happy I am that you have truly found a good place to have your treatment. Your sense of relief can be felt from your post. Go enjoy your vacation in St. Maarten (while you're there have some Guavaberry liqueur... it's sweet, but it goes well with beach-like umbrella drinks ) and come back re-energized so you can kick the beast to the curb!
    "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
      Dave, I am so happy to hear this. Enjoy your vacation and now you know that you can come home to a doctor that you feel will really help cure 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
        David,

        I'm really happy to hear that you are on solid ground, with a Doctor that knows his stuff and is such a good human being.

        Enjoy your trip-
        Cheers to your upcoming cure

        Tammy

        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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        • #5
          I love St. Martin (French side of the same island) it's one of the islands on our "must go back to" list. Fed, when you come down for the inking I have some Guavaberry we can share.
          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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          • #6
            It is certainly great to hear you have a plan in place with the best people to do the job. I hope you and Mrs. David have a wonderful vacation. 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

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            • #7
              Sounds like a great plan to me!!
              You will beat this thing when you come back, I know it.
              Joe
              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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              • #8
                David -

                I'm so glad you went to see Dr. Einhorn. How great it must be to be treated at THE center of excellence for TC. I could feel the relief in your post!! I'm glad about your tumor markers and the slow growth of your l.n.

                Enjoy St. Maarten!
                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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                • #9
                  Thats really good news David! Hope you have a great vacation!!
                  Diagnosed 10/03/03
                  I/O 10/15/03
                  RPLND 1/21/04
                  Completed the Boston Marathon 4/19/05
                  Completed the Boston Marathon 4/17/06
                  Baby Riley born on 3/29/09

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                  • #10
                    Great news!!!! Einhorn gets rave reviews from many members

                    Have a wonderful and relaxing vacation with MrsDavid and deal with the other stuff later.
                    Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

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                    • #11
                      That's such terrific news, David. This vacation will be sweet.
                      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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                      • #12
                        I am so happy that you have a plan in action now. Like Fed said your sense of relief can be felt by your post. Now go have a wonderful vacation.
                        Krista
                        Brother Diag. 10/05 Non-Sem.
                        Right I/O 11/05
                        Surv
                        4XBEP 8/06
                        RPLND 12/06
                        2X VIP 1/22/07
                        Only completed 1 Rd.

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                        • #13
                          that is good news that you found dr einhorn and dr foster to be likeable. when i met dr einhorn in april i could not beleive how relaxed i felt. when we went back in july i met dr foster for my rplnd and again felt very relaxed. my humble opinion of both is that they are the types of people you want to hang with. im sure there are others but they are good at what they do. you are in very good hands.

                          kendall
                          severe back pain ( found to be tumor rpgct) no pain/irregularities with twins at all
                          diagnosed 11-15-06 stage 3c mets to lungs/shortness of breath, choriocarcinoma, hcg 212,000
                          11-16-06 1st of 4 rnds. in patient bep
                          2-07 1st of 3 rnds. in patient salvage tip
                          met dr. einhorn 4-17-07 ultra-sound (1st one)
                          5-10-07 left i/o (immature teratoma)
                          7-12-07 rplnd (dr.foster)
                          8-16-07 all-clear and in surveillance mode
                          started TRT...androgel 12-5-08
                          fight the good fight...you can win

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