Got to see the Oncologist today (mixed news).
Started oral Chemo today, and start IV Chemo April 10th.
Looks like error in blood work (LDH>Normal, HCG=Normal, AFP=Normal).
Lymph nodes in neck have doubled in size since CT scan.
My Oncologist scared me when he said he wanted to examine me to see when we would start treatment. He said I was an emergency case and needed to see if it was safe to start Chemo next week or if I would need to fly to the Provincial Cancer Clinic to start Chemo tomorrow. As he examined me he was talking on the phone with the head of the Provincial Cancer Agency. He was using words like "Widespread" and "CT scan not matching examination node size" (CT only 7 days old). After thinking it over on the way home. I realized, Testicular cancer is rare. There is probably under 5 cases in my Province each year. So my Oncologist is just being diligent. With no blood levels to work from and because it takes 2 weeks to get the blood work back. He is just making sure the treatment is outpacing the disease.: