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  • #91
    Biwi,

    Congrats on the All Clear !!!

    Same for IVF baby. We had our daughter via IVF with ICSI. She was born a few years before my cancer incident. I suppose looking back at it that maybe I was the infertile one then !

    The Life Insurance companies will grant insurance to TC survivors; but typically not until we are two years out from frontline therapy. So yes, that's good in the sense that in the actuarial statistics we are now pretty much normal joes in terms of cancer killing us

    - Matt
    March 4th 2014: [AFP = 2.5; bHCG = 6; LDH = 618]
    March 13th: Left IO 100% Classic Seminoma
    6.3 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm, no invasion of anything
    LDH never fully normalized
    Stage: IS
    Watchful Waiting
    May 1st: promoted to Stage IIB with two PET active tumors in the para-aortic lymph nodes 2.5 & 2.4 cm
    May 12th: started 3xBEP
    Neupogen during Cycle 2 and 3
    July 8th: Last Bleo shot of Cycle 3 -- chemo completed !
    August 4th: Post Chemo CT/PET scan
    September 4th: Port removed
    July 10th 2018: 4 YEARS ALL CLEAR !

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    • #92
      Originally posted by JeskiM69 View Post
      Biwi,

      Congrats on the All Clear !!!

      Same for IVF baby. We had our daughter via IVF with ICSI. She was born a few years before my cancer incident. I suppose looking back at it that maybe I was the infertile one then !

      The Life Insurance companies will grant insurance to TC survivors; but typically not until we are two years out from frontline therapy. So yes, that's good in the sense that in the actuarial statistics we are now pretty much normal joes in terms of cancer killing us

      - Matt
      Thanks! Yeah, those guys literally are betting on the odds with big money so its nice to know they think you will be OK as well most likely!
      6/5/15: bHCG 27,AFP 8.66, LDH 361, 5.6cm lymph node - Stage IIC
      6/16/15: Left I/O 85% EC, 10% chorio, 5% yolk sac opinion 2 (mayo) 90% EC, 10% yolk sac
      7/7/15: bHCG 56, AFP 42, LDH 322
      7/13/15 - 9/18/15: 4xEP
      10/1/15: bloodwork normal, ct scan shows 2 lymph nodes 1.0cm
      10/26/15: 2nd opinion on CT results - lymph nodes normal. Surveillance!
      4/6/16: 1.7cm X 1.5cm lymph node found with markers normal.
      4/20/16: RPLND @ IU - teratoma only!
      9/27/2018 all clears up to this date!

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      • #93
        Congrats on all clear!!!
        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.

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        • #94
          Another all clear!

          unremarkable scans.
          LDH 178 U/L
          AFP 2.30 ng/mL
          bHCG <0.5 IU/L

          I am now 2 years post chemo, 1.5yrs post teratoma RPLND. I am off 4 month surveillance and onto 6 month surveillance!
          6/5/15: bHCG 27,AFP 8.66, LDH 361, 5.6cm lymph node - Stage IIC
          6/16/15: Left I/O 85% EC, 10% chorio, 5% yolk sac opinion 2 (mayo) 90% EC, 10% yolk sac
          7/7/15: bHCG 56, AFP 42, LDH 322
          7/13/15 - 9/18/15: 4xEP
          10/1/15: bloodwork normal, ct scan shows 2 lymph nodes 1.0cm
          10/26/15: 2nd opinion on CT results - lymph nodes normal. Surveillance!
          4/6/16: 1.7cm X 1.5cm lymph node found with markers normal.
          4/20/16: RPLND @ IU - teratoma only!
          9/27/2018 all clears up to this date!

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          • #95
            All clear!

            3/29/2018 - all clear CTs/xrays. AFP 2.2, bHCG < 0.5, LDH 153
            6/5/15: bHCG 27,AFP 8.66, LDH 361, 5.6cm lymph node - Stage IIC
            6/16/15: Left I/O 85% EC, 10% chorio, 5% yolk sac opinion 2 (mayo) 90% EC, 10% yolk sac
            7/7/15: bHCG 56, AFP 42, LDH 322
            7/13/15 - 9/18/15: 4xEP
            10/1/15: bloodwork normal, ct scan shows 2 lymph nodes 1.0cm
            10/26/15: 2nd opinion on CT results - lymph nodes normal. Surveillance!
            4/6/16: 1.7cm X 1.5cm lymph node found with markers normal.
            4/20/16: RPLND @ IU - teratoma only!
            9/27/2018 all clears up to this date!

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            • #96
              Wow im glad you are clear!!! Im hoping that my husband stays clear as well since hes doing surveillance and next ct is in June. Congrats biwi!!

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              • #97
                Congrats on another all clear!
                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.

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                • #98
                  Congrats, man!!
                  July 2016 - Left I/O
                  December 2016 - BEPx3
                  All clear for 1 year!

                  My Testicular Cancer Support Kit
                  First Oncologist Visit Checklist
                  Simplify Cancer Podcast

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                  • #99
                    I realized I never posted this. My wife and I (my wife really haha) are 22wks pregnant with a baby girl, due in early December. This will be our 3rd child, and second IVF child. For those looking at IVF, it definitely works. First try with a single frozen embryo (stored from our previous tries for our 2nd child).

                    My next labs and scans are oct 3rd, at which time I will then go to 1 year scans. I might still do 6 month bloodwork though, that is easy enough for peace of mind although it is unlikely that anything but teratoma could still be around.
                    6/5/15: bHCG 27,AFP 8.66, LDH 361, 5.6cm lymph node - Stage IIC
                    6/16/15: Left I/O 85% EC, 10% chorio, 5% yolk sac opinion 2 (mayo) 90% EC, 10% yolk sac
                    7/7/15: bHCG 56, AFP 42, LDH 322
                    7/13/15 - 9/18/15: 4xEP
                    10/1/15: bloodwork normal, ct scan shows 2 lymph nodes 1.0cm
                    10/26/15: 2nd opinion on CT results - lymph nodes normal. Surveillance!
                    4/6/16: 1.7cm X 1.5cm lymph node found with markers normal.
                    4/20/16: RPLND @ IU - teratoma only!
                    9/27/2018 all clears up to this date!

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                    • Fantastic news! Congratulations!!
                      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.

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                      • Another all clear yesterday!
                        6/5/15: bHCG 27,AFP 8.66, LDH 361, 5.6cm lymph node - Stage IIC
                        6/16/15: Left I/O 85% EC, 10% chorio, 5% yolk sac opinion 2 (mayo) 90% EC, 10% yolk sac
                        7/7/15: bHCG 56, AFP 42, LDH 322
                        7/13/15 - 9/18/15: 4xEP
                        10/1/15: bloodwork normal, ct scan shows 2 lymph nodes 1.0cm
                        10/26/15: 2nd opinion on CT results - lymph nodes normal. Surveillance!
                        4/6/16: 1.7cm X 1.5cm lymph node found with markers normal.
                        4/20/16: RPLND @ IU - teratoma only!
                        9/27/2018 all clears up to this date!

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                        • Yay! Love all clears. So happy for you and your family
                          2/7/18- Husband diagnosed
                          2/12/18- I/O- Stage 1b 99% embryonal carcinoma 1%seminoma/yolk -CT's clear -All markers in normal range
                          3/12/18-4/1/18 Adjuvant BEPx1

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                          • The BEST news!
                            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.

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                            • Congrats, biwi!!! Don't forget to update the signature ;-))
                              July 2016 - Left I/O
                              December 2016 - BEPx3
                              All clear for 1 year!

                              My Testicular Cancer Support Kit
                              First Oncologist Visit Checklist
                              Simplify Cancer Podcast

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