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  • Which specialist to treat low T?

    My primary care doctor wrote orders for me to get tested for low T. But she seems very reluctant to treat. She mentioned that a urologist would be the correct doctor to treat (pending my test results). Is that normal? I thought maybe an endocrinologist would be the right specialist?

    What type of doctor provides your treatment?

    Thank you,
    John
    6/4/18 BHCG 452, AFP 1
    6/13/18 CT Scan, no involvement beyond left testicle
    6/18/18 Radical Left inguinal orchiectomy, Pathology pure seminoma, rete testis obliterated
    6/29/18 BHCG 7, AFP 1.5 (calc 1.8 half-life)
    7/12/18 BHCG<1, AFP 1.5, LDH 220, Diagnosed as Stage 1b, T3N0
    7/25/18 Adjuvant Chemotherapy, 780mg Carboplatin
    8/27/18 Chest CT Scan clear
    9/7/18 BHCG<2, AFP 2.0, LDH 182 (Different lab w/diff ranges than initial tests)
    9/26/18 MRI to review liver cysts for possible metastasis, all clear. No lymphadenopathy
    11/23/18 CT Scan, "No evidence of residual or recurrent disease, no lymphadenopathy or evidence of metastasis"
    11/27/18 BHCG<2, AFP 2.0, LDH 173
    5/24/18 BHCG<2, AFP 2.0, LDH 161
    6/17/19 12 months - all clear. "Cancer-Free"

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    It depends. Some urologists are spot on while others not so much. I had my endo refer me to the PUR clinic. Dr Purkatil is one of the best doctors in the world for treating Male issues.
    He and his fellow doctors in his practice go above and beyond.
    I'm going to be starting the long acting injections. Every 10 weeks. They dont really care about standards what they care about his do you feel right. They practice within the guidelines but they dont say we can only do this or that. They treat you and your condition and will continue to do so until they get it right.
    Jan 2012- U/S mass in Left testicle
    Feb 2012- I/O performed to remove cancer
    Mar 1,2012- pathology pure seminoma
    Mar 7, 2012 PET SCAN stage IIa
    April 2012 Mayo clinic carbolite.
    May 2012 carbolite failed, started BEP x3
    August 7th 2012- BEP complete
    April 2013 CT/PET show relapse
    May 2013 RPLND
    Aug 2013 Relapse again Started VIeP x2
    Oct 2013 HDC AUTOLOGOUS
    Dec 2013 HDC completed CT/PETSCAN 1.1 cm x .8 cm right lower lung lobe
    Feb 2014 confirmed false positive all clear FINALLY !
    Jan 2015 1 year cancer free Pet/CT scan
    Jan 2016 2 years cancer free "Pet/CT scan
    Jan 2017 3 years cancer free "Pet/CT scan
    Jab 2018 4 years cancer free "Pet/CT scan, labs, xrays

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