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    Well, I got my 1st. post Chemo C/T scan and all clear. Doc told me to see him in 2 months (yee haw). To all of you enduring Chemo presently, hang in there. The rewards are tremendous. I felt like someone took a 100lb. weight off my shoulders. I am feeling pretty good after 2 weeks from last round of EP. Doc said that I should feel better every day now. I was a little confused when he said all I should need is Blood work, and chest x-rays every 2 months for 2 years. I asked about C/T scans evey 6 months and he stated that from not having any taratoma present, and the low volume of matastic spread, that he feels that they would not be nessasry. He said that the markers should tell if there is any recurrance. Anyway, I am so thankful for all of the support I have gotton from here.
    Diagnosed 7/5/05, Rt. I/O 7/29/05, Nonseminoma Stage IIa, Started 3XBEP 9/06/05 changed to 4XEP due to reaction from Bleomycin. Currently surveillance.

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    Congratulations Larry!
    Super news!!
    As I may have mentioned before, Chemo is good, Chemo works!!!

    There are so many different medical approaches to this thing... It's strange that you get told not to have CT's and that 2 years will do, when so many others get enrolled in more comprehensive and long lasting schemes.
    Any thoughts?

    Any way, well done Larry!

    Best wishes
    Jens
    Last edited by Jens; 11-30-05, 05:42 PM.
    Embryonal carcinoma, stage II,
    3 x BEP, apr - june 2005
    Surveillance

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    • #3
      Congrads

      Sounds great Larry! I'm very happy for you and of course, this keeps me going as well! Keep up the good work and keep posting your continued CANCER-FREE PROGRESS!

      YEEHAAW!

      Doug
      Doug R.
      Pure Embryonal Carcinoma
      Stage IIa
      Left I/O 8/25/05
      Chemo 3xBEP Starting 10/31/05

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      • #4
        Good News, Larry!

        Larry,

        Your follow-up was just as great as mine! All of that dreadful chemo is over, and here are the results. Let us know how you're doing from time to time!

        mrb
        Left I/O 6/24/05
        100% Embryonal Cell Carcinoma, Stage III
        4xBEP August - October 2005
        Surveillance since Nov. 2005

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        • #5
          Congratulations, Larry! Your first year follow-up plan sounds right in line with the recommendations on this TCRC page. After the first year, the frequency should go down but continue at least annually for life.
          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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          • #6
            Great news Larry !

            For those of us currently enduring chemo,the proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel "!

            Best Wishes
            Dec/04-Right I/O-nonseminoma (95%E/C),Stage 1, surveillance
            Nov/05- 2.2 cm lymph node= Stage II A
            Nov/05 -Jan/06-3 x BEP
            Jan/06 -Surveillance



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            • #7
              Light

              And now I'm beginning to see that light!!!

              Congrads again.

              Doug
              Doug R.
              Pure Embryonal Carcinoma
              Stage IIa
              Left I/O 8/25/05
              Chemo 3xBEP Starting 10/31/05

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              • #8
                Yipee!

                That's great, stay on that surveillance schedule and I know you will be feeling better day by day. What a relief it was to finish chemo.

                April
                Wesley's TC
                Non-Seminoma
                90% Embryonal 10% Seminoma
                Stage IIIa
                Treatment: Left I/O 4/11/05
                4XBEP 4/25/05
                08/05 -Surveillance & Many Scans/X-rays

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                • #9
                  Thanks all

                  Thank you all for the words of encouragement. Jens, Scott was right on the protocall. The TRC page http://tcrc.acor.org/whatnow.html states the following for my situation.

                  Year 1: Tumor Markers and Chest X-ray done every 2 months
                  Year 2: Tumor Markers and Chest X-ray done every 4 months
                  Years 3-5: Tumor Markers and Chest X-ray done every 6 months
                  After Year 5: Tumor Markers and Chest X-ray done once a year

                  I think my Doctor meant that the 1st two years were the most important, after that I would be considered cured and relax the schedule. Anyway this has been the most dramatic experience I have had in my life. There are so many things that go though your head (even now) that it does make you look at life in a different way. Not saying this on a negative, rather a positive note. I have always been so (take things for granted kind of way) that my eyes are so wide open now. Things that I never noticed before, just pop out so boldly now. I just wanted to thank everyone here for the support.
                  Diagnosed 7/5/05, Rt. I/O 7/29/05, Nonseminoma Stage IIa, Started 3XBEP 9/06/05 changed to 4XEP due to reaction from Bleomycin. Currently surveillance.

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