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    So as I am now just 2 days from my orchiectomy, the size of my left testicle seems to be getting larger. Funny I am not worried about the cancerous growth but the actual removal it. Do any of you know if the size affects the orchiectomy in any way? As I type it seems like a strange question but I cant get it out of my mind. In this case I hope size does not really matter.
    Tony

    Diagnosed 4/12/12
    AFP 31, HCG 32
    I/O 4/25/12
    Nonseminoma Stage 1S
    Embryonal Carcinoma 95%, Yolk Sac 5%
    Lymphatic Invasion, Markers did not normalize
    BEPx3 Finished 8/5/12
    Post Chemo APF 2 HCG Undetectable

  • #2
    I don't think tumor size is going to impact the orchiectomy in any meaningful way.

    JPM
    JPM

    March 2011: Right I/O, Stage IA classic seminoma, 5.0 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
    May 2011: Single-Agent Carboplatin
    Currently ALL CLEAR

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    • #3
      My Righty was massive when it finally came out. The inguinal canal is rather large, it shouldn't be a problem. If you are concerned I would speak to your urologist to check for infection of other issues that may need attention prior to the I/O.

      Have the frozen peas ready!

      Good luck!

      John
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      Diagnosed 4/17/08
      Right orchiectomy 4/18/08
      Pure choriocarcinoma; HCG 715,000; lungs, lymphnodes, liver, and random other places
      4X VIP chemo at IU with Dr. Einhorn 4/25/08-7/4/08
      HCG down to 7.2 10/28/08
      HCG back up to 198 12/29/08
      1 X PVB 1/2/09-1/6/09
      2 X HDC w/ stem cell rescue 2/4/09-3/14/09
      Follow-up with Dr. Einhorn 4/22/09
      HCG 1.2
      3 rounds, 21 days, twice daily, VP-16 50mg 4/24/09-7/10/09

      http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/johncovell

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      • #4
        At least there should not be a mistake removing the good one. Thanks for the reassurance.
        Tony

        Diagnosed 4/12/12
        AFP 31, HCG 32
        I/O 4/25/12
        Nonseminoma Stage 1S
        Embryonal Carcinoma 95%, Yolk Sac 5%
        Lymphatic Invasion, Markers did not normalize
        BEPx3 Finished 8/5/12
        Post Chemo APF 2 HCG Undetectable

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        • #5
          My friend, I had my left testicle removed when I had the orchiectomy and I didn't experience any problem. Rather (I know this could be absurd) I'm feeling more uncomfortable now that I have the prosthesis, I feel it too big. Anyway, I think that the tumor size doesn't affect your orchiectomy. Good luck!

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          • #6
            remove the correct one!

            Originally posted by TonyTigger View Post
            At least there should not be a mistake removing the good one. Thanks for the reassurance.
            Just before surgery the Urologist came in with his magic marker and made an x on the side where I was getting the IO. Not sure if that was very comforting or not but he got the "right" one.
            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!

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