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  • Testicular Cancer overview

    This paper provides a great overview of TC and lists two IU doctors as authors- Dr. Nasser Hanna & Dr. Patrick Loehrer. It was also published recently on March 8, 2013.

    Of particular interest to myself is the section on recurrent disease:

    "High-dose chemotherapy with tandem courses of carboplatin and etoposide plus autologous stem cell rescue produces durable complete remission in patients with relapsed germ cell tumors. When this approach is used in patients with recurrent, but not cisplatin-refractory, disease, improved response rates are observed; more than 60% of all patients with recurrence of testicular cancer (excluding extragonadal recurrence) will be cured. Approximately 70% of patients treated with second-line therapy are curable with this approach."
    7/25/12 : dx stage IIIC- nonseminoma (yolk sac)
    7/30/12-10/15/12 : 4xBEP
    12/12/12 - 12/16/12: 1X TIP
    1/10/13 - 2/21/13: 2X HDC @ IU

  • #2
    Thank you for finding that!
    11 Dec 12 - Right I/O. EC (60%) / Seminoma (40%) w/LVI.
    8 Feb 13 - RPLND. One cancerous node found, upgraded to Stage IIA.
    8 Mar 13 - All Clear!! Chest X-ray normal, AFP=3.83/HCG=0.512/LDH=156


    • #3
      Nasser Hanna is my Oncologist, would recommend him to anyone.