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    Hi all,
    How are all my tc-surviving fellas doing. I been in remission for 3 years ( stage1 sem.) and have started to hit gym back again. Previously there was a post by me where alot of guys mentioned that they had use muscle building supplements prior to being diagnosed with cancer. now going back to gym i am debating if i should start taking supplements again or no? how many of us were taking supplements prior to TC diagnosis and continued even after & have been ok(thankfully)

  • #2
    Glad you are getting back to the gym. Hoping someone can answer about supplements.
    17 year old Grant dx 12/21/16
    pre/o markers 12/21/16- HCG:1065.15,AFP:298.8,LDH:1119
    pre/o CT Scan 12/22/16 normal
    r/o 12/22/16
    Post r/o Elevated Markers with INCREASE 4 weeks post r/o;
    PATHLOGY: mixed maligent germ cell 8.6 x 6.2 x 5.9 cm

    -80% Embryonal, 10% Yolk Sac, 5% Teratoma, 5% Choriocarcinoma w/LVI within Spermatic Cord and invasion into Rete Testis
    2nd CT scan on 1/24/17 3 nodes 2 over 2.5, one over 3.5
    BEP x 3 1/27/17
    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: pathlogy Teratoma , 3 large masses removed


    • #3
      In my opinion, we just don't know enough about the consequences of taking supplements, many of which are new so we haven't had the time to study them. So I recommend staying away from them.
      Canadian. Diagnosed at age 31. Treated in NYC. Now living in Columbus, OH.

      7/1/2015: felt tiny lump on side of R testicle
      7/30/2015: Ultrasound shows 2 intra-testicular masses.
      7/31/2015: tumor markers normal, CXR clear
      8/5/2015: R orchiectomy
      8/11/2015: Pathology: 1.2 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm, embryonal 80%, seminoma 20%, with LVI and rete testis invasion
      8/14/2015: CT abdomen/pelvis clear, Stage 1b
      8/24/2015: started 1 x BEP


      • #4
        Getting exercise is a good & healthy thing, but what would you be trying to accomplish with supplements? Bigger muscles do not equal better health. I would look closely at what it is you want to get from your exercise program & make your decision, but personally, they seem like money down the drain to me.

        Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
        Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP