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Jkratz
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Last Activity: 05-18-18, 01:35 PM
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  • Thank you the positive words MamAng. I am planning on working again this time as much as I can. I was able to work during the treatments and coach my sons baseball games and practices all summer and the early part of fall during the 4xEP last year, so I am hoping to be able to do at least the work...
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  • I would assume that I am going to have a harder time with TIP as well, just basing that on the drugs are probably stronger and the does would be higher since I am in the lowest 3%. I am also expecting the high dose to be tough too, but of course not going through it yet I could be way off. I actually...
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  • I will try my best to work throughout this trial. At least as much as I can. My initial prognosis was very good. I was told by all of my doctors that I have the cancer to have since it's highly curable. Seminoma Germ Cell Tumore that was confined to the testis. Stage 1A. The recurrence % was 15....
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  • Sorry I did not post yesterday. It was very long day. I met with Dr. Funt. He is heading this trial with Dr. Feldman. I have agreed to participate in the trial. I still have to be cleared medically first. I do not know where I have been randomized to yet. Early next week I will find out. They...
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  • Thank you skywalker. I wish the best for your husband. It sounds like you are making the right decision for you and your family. It is a very hard place to be in due to all of the unknown from the trial, but I cannot help to think that I was given a 99% chance with the 4 x EP due to the earliness...
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  • Thank you for your kind words.

    Biwi. I was more pissed off and scared then devastated. It has only been 7 months since treatment ended. it was 18 months prior when the first two nodes showed up on a scan. The length of time has me worried more that anything. I found out on 4/9 and have...
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  • Got hit with a bit of bad news. My last scan showed 2 more nodes that the cancer has moved to. I had a biopsy confirming this. I was asked to participate in a clinical trial. It is called "Standard-dose versus High-dose Chemotherapy for treatment of Relapsed Germ Cell Tumors"
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