Hmmm, as a 35 year survivor, I guess I might have something to say about this. When I had my first TC, chemo & radiation were not very common, if they were available at all. I was one of the few lucky ones that got diagnosed & treated early enough to beat this disease. This test didn't start until I was already a 6 year survivor.
Originally Posted by Paul54
There aren't very many folks my age that were diagnosed 35 years ago that are still alive, if the average age & dates of dx of the TC guys on this forum are any indication.
It is probably important to research these trends, as TC treatments continue to get closer to the 100% cure rate, since that means more of us will now live those 20+ years to experience the long term side effects of the treatments. However, almost none of us would have lived that long without the treatments, so maybe some cardio risks are worth trading off for the chance to live long enough to get them.
Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP