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  • Testicular Cancer: What You Really Need to Know, UCLA Health (video)

    I thought this might be helpful. TC starts around 5:19, This was uploaded on 16 June 2016 by UCLA Health.


    Mother of Son (Son's date of birth: August 1987. Age at diagnosis 27, now 28)

    1 July 2015: Son discovered small knot in left testicle, no pain. Waited and observed.
    10 July 2015: Appointment with urologist. ultrasound: 1.7 cm tumor, blood work: AFP - 1.62 (5.50), bHCG- <0.1 (<2.0), LDH159 U/l (135-225), 2.65 umol/s/l (2.25-3.75) .
    14 July 2015: Hospital, same diagnosis.
    15 July: 2015 l/O, Pathology: Stage 1A 100% Seminoma.
    16 July 2015: CT - Clear
    October 2015: Blood work - Normal range
    January 2016: Bloodwork - Normal Range
    Febuary 2016: CT - Clear

    July 2016 - One year clear!!

    Active Surveillance recommended by hospital Doctors, His Urologist .
    Via email by Dr. Nichols and Dr. Einhorn

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    Good vid - should be on the site just that they go with the cautious Treatment option for Seminoma Stage 1 when Surveillance is usually fine but he does give a choice for Surveillance..
    Last edited by Kiwi; 06-28-16, 07:32 AM.
    >>>>>>>>>
    TC1: May 2001 / Right orchiectomy / seminoma stage 1 / Radiation
    TC2: July 2008 / Left orchiectomy / seminoma stage 1 / X2 Prostheses / Reandron (long term Testosterone injections)

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