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  • And you thought your IO was "bad"

    And you thought your IO was "bad" - check out this report from China!
    TC1: May 2001 / Right orchiectomy / seminoma stage 1 / Radiation
    TC2: July 2008 / Left orchiectomy / seminoma stage 1 / X2 Prostheses / Reandron (long term Testosterone injections)

  • #2
    Sorry for him.


    • #3
      Poor guy. But I'd not have risked asking an intern to do it - false economy there, I think.

      - T
      30 Jul 14: Discovered lump
      31 Jul 14: GP referral to specialist
      4 Aug 14: Clinical diagnosis of tumour, blood samples taken, CT scans, USS (confirming ~2cm tumour)
      8 Aug 14: Left radical orchidectomy (plus test results back: CT normal, no mets; blood markers slightly elevated: AFP 14.16, HCG 4.9, LDH 149)
      29 Aug 14: Pathology results: Stage 1A Mixed Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumour (composition: Yolk-sac Tumour and Mature Teratoma)

      24 Sep 14: Started precautionary adjuvant 1xBEP
      23 Oct 14: All clear; on surveillance


      • #4
        Too many red flags in this story, starting with a clinic determining TC with no specialist involved. Then telling him both need to come out, the hiring an intern to save money, then a dorm room for an OR.

        There is no wonder why he had problems in my mind.
        Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
        Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP