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  • Front page news baby!

    We made the front page of our local paper. All looking good since September!!
    Husband diagnosed march '11 -Beta HCG Levels 2.3 million
    - Stage 3c chirocarcinoma -Abdo, lungs and brain mets
    - Brain hemmorage, stroke -4x EP chemo ending with BHCG11
    - July '11 start 4x VeIP rounds chemo
    - Stem cell harvesting failed July '11, (no stem cells to collect)
    - September end of chemo, BHCG less than 3
    - Follow up PET, CT, MRI clear. BHCG less than 3
    - Lung surgery in Dec11. 20 tumors removed from right lung
    - April12, no change, BHCG still at less than 3. Looking goodsigpic

  • #2
    Very cool article, more than inspiring...!

    Jan 2009: RHS (Seminoma) & RT
    Mar 2010: LHS (Embryonal Carcinoma)
    Sep 2010: Relapse & 3 x BEP
    Mar 2015: Five years "nut free"


    • #3
      Brilliant article Loz - love it!! You and Bill have been through an amazing journey and are a shining example of what is possible!

      Thanks for sharing it.
      Cancer pharmacologist, caregiver blog here

      Wife to Kel, dx 12/30/11 Stage IIIc (poor) embyronal, AFP 13700, 10x11 cm retroperitoneal mass, 1 cm^2 lung met
      Left I/O 12/31/10.
      4xBEP 1-4/11, AFP=22, 5*7 RP mass, tx failed
      1.5 x VeIP 5-6/11; tx failed, AFP/b-hCG rising
      Salvage RPLND @Indy 6/29/11, metastatic mixed germ cell tumor with yolk sac, seminoma and teratoma
      Remission! AFP steady since 9/2011; 2+ years ALL CLEAR


      • #4
        Wow, what a story!! And so awesome that you are holding the Ball Da Dash!! Congrats on the article and making it to the finish line. Very inspiring!!

        Husband (Cory) age 31..
        2/22/12-Consultation for vasectomy. Told to get blood work/ultrasound. Cancer suspected.
        2/24/12- Dx, B-hcg=9670, LDH=250
        2/28/12- L I/O Embryonal, Chorio, teratoma-8.5cm retroperitoneal mass-2.5cm mass in neck lymph node
        3/12/12- 4XBEP-Start of Round 1( HCG-8100)
        4/2/12 Round 2 (HCG 176)
        4/23/12 Round 3 (HCG 13)
        5/14/12 Round 4 (HCG 6)
        6/1/12 Breathing Complications
        7/19/12Passed Away Bleo Toxicity


        • #5
          What an amazing story. Gave me goosebumps reading it.
          Left I/O
          3 X BEP
          4 x TIP


          • #6
            Inspiration to all.

            What a Cancer fighter! Your journey is truly a miracle, may God bless and keep you.
            03/16/2012 Ultrasound Diagnosis TC (Tumor 5.5 cm)
            03/22/2012 Right I/O Pre-IO markers normal
            03/28/2012 Pathology Classic pure Seminoma, pT1/N?/M0/S0
            04/05/2012 CT Scan--Clear? (single 1.2 cm node External iliac)
            05/03/2012 PET Scan CLEAR. All markers Normal.
            05/04/2012 1 X CARBOPLATIN INFUSION (Chemo Lite)
            09/02/2012 CT All Clear! (1 cm External Illiac Node)
            04/04/2013 CT All Clear!


            • #7
              Love reading things like this. Fantastic news.
              "Physically, half the man I used to be...Mentally, twice the man I've ever been."

              "Losers quit when they're tired. Winners quit when they've won!"


              • #8
                Fantastic news. Loved the quote "“That’s the point at which your arse drops out, your stomach churns. How can I have lung cancer?"
                Dave Hanson
                Found lump 18/02/2011
                Ultrasound confirmed mass 23/02/2011
                CT Abdomen, pelvis, chest (clear) 24/02/2011
                Left I/O 1/03/2011
                99% Seminoma <1% Unknown germ cell 10/03/2011
                Staging T1 - 1A 10/03/2011

                2 month - 27/04/2011 - All clear!
                5 month - 16/07/2011 - All clear!
                9 month - 22/12/2011 - All clear!
                14 month - 22/12/2011 - All clear!

                Yesterday was history, tommorrow a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the "present"


                • #9
                  Fantastic new! What and amazing story you can one day tell your grandchildren!

                  8.7.2011: Diagnosed (Microlithiasis in the remaining one). 14.7.2011: AFP 139, hCG 80, OT left. 18.7.2011: (Path: non-seminoma mixed-germ cell 15% Seminoma, 35% Embryonal Carcinoma and 50% Teratoma, Stage 1). 28.7.2011: AFP 38, hCG <1 CT scan clear 8.8.2011: First cycle of 2X BEP starts AFP 12, hCG <1, 29.8.2011: Second cycle of 2xBEP starts AFP 5, hCG<1. 19.9.2011: All Clear


                  • #10
                    This is absolutely amazing! You guys are incredible. I pray that things continue to be cancer free for you!!!!
                    diagnosed august 09 stage 1S
                    august 09 left I/O
                    october started 4x bep
                    Re dx. stage III Intermediate risk
                    Dec. 17th finished chemo

                    Jan 29th all clear

                    April 15th all clear

                    July 15th all clear

                    September 24th all clear

                    february 12' two year all clear