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    Hi, I have a few questions for you all, I got diagnosed with testicular cancer (100% Embryonal Carcinoma) with lymphovascular invasion with my retroperotenal lymph nodes involved in November of 2018. I underwent 3X BEP chemotherapy and now 2 months post chemo my tumor markers are normal, but they never were overly elevated to begin with, I have lost up near 20 pounds since the end of chemo which has only been about 2 months out, with non elevated tumor markers is this a concern with the weight loss and appetite change?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Has your appetite or activity level changed? I don’t think most recurrent TC patients report rapid weight loss. You might have been retaining fluid from steroids on Chemo?

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    • #3
      Is it 20 pounds below your pre-chemo weight?

      Also how difficult was your chemo experience?
      Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
      Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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      • #4
        Another question - did you get steroids during chemo? Because that made me really hungry and I put on weight after treatment. What was your appetite like during chemo?
        July 2016 - Left I/O
        December 2016 - BEPx3
        All clear for 2 years now!

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