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  • Just finished 4xBEP

    It's been three weeks since I rang that bell. Last scan I did was after the first week of the 4th cycle, all bone lesions had resolved, 6mm residual lung lesion, tumor markers normal. I have a scan next Monday. Hoping for an all-clear.

  • #2
    The bell is satisfying!
    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!
    3/29/2018 all clears up to this date!


    • #3
      Yay on finishing chemo. Hopefully your good news will continue next week- 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.


      • #4
        I can't image on what you went through!!! Ringing the bell is one big achievement!!!
        6/2016 - Right I/O; 35% Yolk Sac, 35% Teratoma, 10%EC, 20% Seminoma with LVI; AFP elevated; CT scan clean
        7/2016 - markers normal; confirmed Stage 1B; surveillance
        8/2016 - markers normal
        9/2016 - markers normal
        10/2016 - markers normal; CT scan revealed 3mm lung nodule
        12/2016 - markers normal
        2/2017- markers normal; CT scan confirmed lung nodule grew to 14mm; confirmed relapse
        3/2017 - 3xBEP
        5/2017 - finished 3xBEP
        6/2017 - markers normal; no size reduction in lung nodule
        8/2017 - VATS and markers normal; continue to surveillance
        12/2017 - all clear
        ​3/2018 - all clear
        6/2018 - all clear


        • #5
          Well done and congrats on finishing chemo!!!

          Oct. 2005 felt lump but waited over 7 months.
          06.15.06 "You have Cancer"
          06.26.06 Left I/O
          06.29.06 Personal Cancer Diagnosis Date: Got my own pathology report from medical records.
          06.30.06 It's Official - Stage I Seminoma
          Founded the Testicular Cancer Society
          6.29.13 Summited Mt. Kilimanjaro for 7th Cancerversary

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