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  • 4 years and running

    I've now been clear for four years! You know things are becoming the new normal when you stop sweating the lab-work.
    Aug 2013: vague fevers, exhaustion, weight loss, night sweats
    September 2013: became a father
    October 2013: diagnosis PMNSGCT, ~5cm x 5cm, AFP: 43 bHCG: 0
    December 2013: cycle 1, VIP 3wks
    January 2014: cycle 2, VIP 3wks, became allergic to polysorbates
    February 2014: AFP 813, bHCG: 0, scrapped chemo
    February 2014: resection, upper left lobectomy, 7 x 6 x 5 cm tumor, teratoma / adenocarcinoma
    March 2014: AFP 70
    March 2014: AFP 19
    April 2014: AFP 11 !
    <fast forward>
    September 2014: surveillance, AFP < 12 for almost 4 years

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    Congrats!!
    3/29/17 Diagnosed 100% Embryonal 4/10/17 Left I/O CT scan shows a few suspicious lymph (biggest 1.9 cm) 5/8/17 - 7/3/17 3xBEP 7/20/17 CT Scan Clear, AFP has uptick to 19 8/16/17 AFP Drops in half to 10, ALL CLEAR! 11/16/17 All Clear! AFP continues to drop!

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