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    Hi there,

    I had my surgery 3 months ago, and just had my first follow up appointment, I had a small stage one seminoma and my CT and chest came up clean 3 months ago as well.
    The doctor checked the scar and felt the survivor and said everything felt good. Then said go get blood work and see you in 6 months.
    This seemed odd to me, shouldn't I have gotten another CT and a sonogram on the survivor? Should I press for them?

    What else should I expect on surveillance? Doctor is fine but not too descript with the process and not easy to get ahold of.

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    register at NCCN for free guidelines for TC for 2018. This is what I could find on-line but believe it is not 20017 or 2018.
    Son Grant
    dx 12/21/16 at age 17

    BEP x3
    Post Chemo CT Scan on 3/28/17 still showed a few nodes over 2 cm
    2nd Post Chemo CT Scan on 4/27/17 showed all nodes still over 2cm
    Post Chemo RPLND 5/8/17: Periaortic Teratoma, Intraaorticaval Teratoma, and Paracaval Teratoma found.


    • #3
      Blood work every two months, scan ever 4 months, for 1st year. That's what my plan is



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