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  • Pre-scan jitters

    Hey Guys,

    Just trying to let off some steam about my pre-scan jitters. I'm about three weeks out of my 18-month appointment, and it seems like every abdominal discomfort and/or minor back pain is a harbinger of doom. It can't be because of my stressful job and long hours can it?

    I've appreciated this forums as resource through the whole process - you've been great!
    08/25/2016: Ultrasound
    08/26/2016: Tumor markers negative
    09/01/2016: Left Orch. - 100% Seminoma, Rete Testes invastion, nothing else
    09/06/2016: CT Scan (Abd/Pelvis), Chest X-ray negative
    01/25/2017: CT Scan (Abd/Pelvis), Chest X-ray and markers negative
    05/27/2017: CT Scan (Abd/Pelvis), Chest X-ray and markers negative
    09/27/2017: CT Scan(Abd) and markers negative
    03/15/2018: CT Scan(Abd) and markers negative

  • #2
    You're not alone... my husband just hit two years post-chemo, and his last appointment was the end of January. He's been having some back pain lately, so we're a bit concerned, but waiting it out to see if anything changes (so far he thinks it's getting a bit better). His next scheduled scan is mid-April. Hang in there!

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    • #3
      Hi Weapau. I am waiting for my first scan 22March. So your telling me we are going to stress with each.

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      • #4
        Same boat I have a March 19th scan. Einhorn has always said close to 100% chance and post chemo results has said Iím almost certainly cured so I hold on to that.
        3/29/17 Diagnosed 100% Embryonal 4/10/17 Left I/O CT scan shows a few suspicious lymph (biggest 1.9 cm) 5/8/17 - 7/3/17 3xBEP 7/20/17 CT Scan Clear, AFP has uptick to 19 8/16/17 AFP Drops in half to 10, ALL CLEAR! 9/12/18 All clears up to here!

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        • #5
          For a variety of reasons, I've moved by scan and appointment up to next week. Best of luck you guys!
          08/25/2016: Ultrasound
          08/26/2016: Tumor markers negative
          09/01/2016: Left Orch. - 100% Seminoma, Rete Testes invastion, nothing else
          09/06/2016: CT Scan (Abd/Pelvis), Chest X-ray negative
          01/25/2017: CT Scan (Abd/Pelvis), Chest X-ray and markers negative
          05/27/2017: CT Scan (Abd/Pelvis), Chest X-ray and markers negative
          09/27/2017: CT Scan(Abd) and markers negative
          03/15/2018: CT Scan(Abd) and markers negative

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          • #6
            We are all different about scan stress. If you are prone to it, it may ease with time & many clear scans, but some guys never get there. Personally, aftera bit of worry about that first post chemo scan, I never doubted I was cured & looked at my scans as a way to prove it. Maybe I'm strange?

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

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            • #7
              Hi All,

              I have my 17 months check up in April and I am already very nervous too. I was a stage 2/3 non-seminoma so this strongly contributes to my nervousness before any scan.

              Just on top of these I have a small lump now under the orchiectomy scar which is considered to be a suture granuloma (urologist checked) so i might need a small surgery to confirm this. This does not help either now as I associate the small hard lump with cancer ....( But i had a similar sort of granuloma removed in the scrotal area 1 year ago so my urologist must be right....)

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              • #8
                CT Scan(Abd) and markers negative! Woo!
                08/25/2016: Ultrasound
                08/26/2016: Tumor markers negative
                09/01/2016: Left Orch. - 100% Seminoma, Rete Testes invastion, nothing else
                09/06/2016: CT Scan (Abd/Pelvis), Chest X-ray negative
                01/25/2017: CT Scan (Abd/Pelvis), Chest X-ray and markers negative
                05/27/2017: CT Scan (Abd/Pelvis), Chest X-ray and markers negative
                09/27/2017: CT Scan(Abd) and markers negative
                03/15/2018: CT Scan(Abd) and markers negative

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                • #9
                  CT Scan(Abd) and markers negative! Woo!
                  08/25/2016: Ultrasound
                  08/26/2016: Tumor markers negative
                  09/01/2016: Left Orch. - 100% Seminoma, Rete Testes invastion, nothing else
                  09/06/2016: CT Scan (Abd/Pelvis), Chest X-ray negative
                  01/25/2017: CT Scan (Abd/Pelvis), Chest X-ray and markers negative
                  05/27/2017: CT Scan (Abd/Pelvis), Chest X-ray and markers negative
                  09/27/2017: CT Scan(Abd) and markers negative
                  03/15/2018: CT Scan(Abd) and markers negative

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