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Chemo is powerfull with seminoma

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    My doctor scheduled me for 4 bep because of my recurrence.
    I had 2 nodes of 4 cm in the mediastinum and also a spot in the lung.
    After only 1 cycle they don't see the 2 nodes anymore.
    I don't know yet for the spot in the lung.

    The problem i had in the first cycle was a couple days of isolation at the hospital due to my very low white count. I have a normal white count but lower than you guys at the beginning of the chemo. It is probably due to the RT i had 4 years ago that have burned the lower part of my body that produce white cells.

    Now i wish that my doctor will change this 4 BEP to 3 BEP due to my good results. I really don't want to create problems with my blood in the future due to the effect of RT + chemo. A friend told me that my white count won't go down at the end of the chemo and it's only RT that affect permanently the white cells. I hope that this is true.

    Stage 1 seminoma in august 2001
    with invaded spermatic chord and treated with RT
    Relapse november 2005, 4 BEP and now back to surveillance

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    This is great news. If you must go trough this then it is perfect that your TC is beaten so quickly.

    Good luck.
    Seminoma I. stage ,May 2004,Si Deus pro nobis quis contra nos