It was one year ago today that Kelcy underwent his salvage RPLND. He met his new oncologist almost 2 weeks ago when they took blood, but it wasn't until today that he got the news: AFP=5 and hCG<1 ... so we can officially call him ONE YEAR CANCER FREE!!!!
We couldn't be happier, and am so thankful for all of the support we received in the last year and a half and all of the wonderful friends we've made. Thank you!!
Cancer pharmacologist, caregiver blog here
Wife to Kel, dx 12/30/11 Stage IIIc (poor) embyronal, AFP 13700, 10x11 cm retroperitoneal mass, 1 cm^2 lung met
Left I/O 12/31/10.
4xBEP 1-4/11, AFP=22, 5*7 RP mass, tx failed
1.5 x VeIP 5-6/11; tx failed, AFP/b-hCG rising
Salvage RPLND @Indy 6/29/11, metastatic mixed germ cell tumor with yolk sac, seminoma and teratoma
Remission! AFP steady since 9/2011; 1.5 years ALL CLEAR
Left Orchiectomy 6/10, pathology MGC with EC/teratoma mostly yolk sac. AFP >700 HCG >500 4 cycles EP July-Oct. AFP and HGC normal. Jan/11 AFP >1000. 4 cycles of TIP planned stopped after 3 for elevated AFP 3000. Stem cells harvested 8/22-8/25/11. AFP over 8000. HDC 10/17/11 -12/20/11. RPLND 1/16/12. Pathology MGC tumor mostly yolk sac. 45 lymph nodes negative.AFP 2.1 4/12/12. AFP22 6/12 new lesions in liver and abdomen. Gem/Ox start 7/2.
And thank YOU for all the incredible support and technical advice YOU give, including explaining some of the medical mumbo jumbo that we "scientifically challenged" folks here need translated.
Hope you make time to CELEBRATE !!
Cook/Maid/Chauffeur/ATM Machine/Personal Asst. to Austin
12/07/11 I/O AFP: 291 hCG: 151
12/08/11 CT Scan, Xrays - clear
12/15/11 Non Seminoma Stage1-B
EC, Teratoma, Yolk Sac, Intratubular
4/21/12 Relapse- Start 3XBEP
6/25/12 Finished BEP
7/02/12 Markers and CT Scan normal
7/11/12 Port Removed- back on Surveillance
10/3/12 3 month post-chemo check-up - All Clear!
2/28/13 8 month post-chemo check-up - All Clear!
Jan 2000 Left I/O
Dec 2011 cancer diagnosed in right testicle, and lymph node, followed by I/O
Pathology report 100% pure seminoma
March 5 2012 started chemo 4xEP
May 11, 2012 Finished Chemo.
October 29, 2012 All Clear.
Congratualtions to a MVP of this forum, we celebrate with you.
AFP 31, HCG 32
Nonseminoma Stage 1S
Embryonal Carcinoma 95%, Yolk Sac 5%
Lymphatic Invasion, Markers did not normalize
BEPx3 Finished 8/5/12
Post Chemo APF 2 HCG Undetectable
Tracy, I'm very happy for you and for your husband! Reading these news is like hearing a melody!
So happy to read such good news
Brother (23 when diagnosed) : Dianosed 14/09/2009, testicle removed, Non sem diagnosed. Tumour markers 36000 before op and dropped to 17000 after operation.. Chemo started end of september 4 x BEP. Tumour markers normal at end of chemo. RPLND 26 Feb 2010 No cancer found.
Latest Appointment May 2013- CT and markers normal
7/15/11 Right I/O
90% EC, 10% Seminoma, LVI, CT scan and Chest x-rays clear
8/22/11 RPLND, all clean
Spectacular News!!!!!! Congratulations and celebrate the cancer free life!!! Battle well won!
That is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you can celebrate together.
"There's no dollar sign, on a piece of mind, this I've come to know" Zac Brown Band
What wonderful news Tracy.....I can hear the sigh of relief all thw way to Canada.....continued good fortune!! Carolynne
Congrats on both of you Tracy! See you here next year!
Stage III Germ Cell Tumour diagnosed 12/2007
64% Teratoma, 28% Seminoma, 8% Embryonal
I/O 01/2008,4xBEP 02-04/2008.
Relapse 01/2010 Thoracotomy 03/2010 4 VeIP 07-10/2010
Congrats to you and Kel!
Steve - http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/stevep
February 2011 - DX Stage IIB, 90% Embryonal Carcinoma, 10% Yolk Sac
Mar-May 2011 - EPx4 per Dr. Bosl at MSKCC, administered locally in DC
6-Jun 2011 - post chemo CT shows one lymph node at 1.4cm remaining
22-Jun 2011 - RPLND with Dr. Sheinfeld at MSKCC, all 51 nodes removed negative
Dec 2012 - 1.5 YEARS ALL CLEAR!
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another; "What! You too? I thought I was the only one." - C.S Lewis
“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” - C.S. Lewis
Mass found 11/20/08
Left I/O 11/25/08
Pathology: Seminoma, Stage 1
Surveillance: All Clear since
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I echo the thanks to you for all that you do for this forum.
28 years old
New York City, NY
Ultrasound on 1/23/12, I/O on 2/1/12
Classical seminoma, 4.5cm, RT invasion, LVI, no spermatic cord margin invasion.
CT scans clear
pre op bHCG: 57, post op: 2.4
Clear: 5/17/12, 8/23/12
11/29/12 -- CT scan shows 1 enlarged retroperitoneal lymph node 20mmx15mm, stage changed to IIA
12/17/12 - 3/17/13 -- EPx4 @ MSKCC
Clear: 3/7/13, 3/28/13, 5/2/13, more to come...