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  • You wonder if there is such a thing as fate!

    Hey all,

    I have to share this with the group as it feels a little surreal but here's the story. Basically 3 weeks ago I went to the doctors about my left testis. As most of you know how the story goes I had an ultrasound confirmed mass and the testis was removed a few days later.

    I went to the doctors on Wednesday last week for my follow up appointment with the urlogist and he confirmed 99% seminona and < 1% nonseminona. Anyway I was feeling quite low after this but on Friday I got some unexpected news.

    As I got home from work and my girlfriend was waiting for me with 3 positive pregnancy tests. I'm amazed as we hadn't been trying for a baby and she was on the pill. Given all that is happening and the possibility of fertility problems from treatment I am speechless. It feels like a gift!

    We always wanted kids but as with alot of people think that time is endless and we would do it later but with this news I am on top of the world. I pray all goes well but just thought I would share my excitement and share a happy story out of the often miserable story of cancer.
    Dave Hanson
    Found lump 18/02/2011
    Ultrasound confirmed mass 23/02/2011
    CT Abdomen, pelvis, chest (clear) 24/02/2011
    Left I/O 1/03/2011
    99% Seminoma <1% Unknown germ cell 10/03/2011
    Staging T1 - 1A 10/03/2011

    2 month - 27/04/2011 - All clear!
    5 month - 16/07/2011 - All clear!
    9 month - 22/12/2011 - All clear!
    14 month - 22/12/2011 - All clear!


    Yesterday was history, tommorrow a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the "present"

  • #2
    Hi,

    Congratulations on the great news and you now have something really positive to focus on.
    Val 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 November 2013- CT and markers normal http://www.tc-cancer.com/forum/core/...es/biggrin.pnghttp://www.tc-cancer.com/forum/core/...es/biggrin.pnghttp://www.tc-cancer.com/forum/core/...es/biggrin.png

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    • #3
      Fantastic about the baby!!!! Congratulations and here's hoping your brush with cancer is a breeze!!
      Co-warrior
      Dx Left I/O 2/08 100% pure seminoma
      4-1-08 17fractions XRT 25.5 gy
      9-4- 09 RELAPSE 4XBEP
      12/09 01/10 3/10 All Clear, Fractured Pelvis
      4-29-10 RELAPSE
      5-11-10Partial Sacrectomy
      5-19-10 1X Carbo, Cytoxan
      5-23-10 15 fractions of XRT 25.5
      6-14-10 Fractured Sacrum
      8-10-10 1st Cycle HDC (clinical trial @ MDA)
      10/8/10 REMISSION
      11-30-10 2nd Cycle HDC
      12/10- 9/12 ALL CLEAR

      http://jasonejourney.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        Wow!!! That's truly amazing! Congrats to you both - here's hoping that your TC journey is behind you soon and you can put all your focus on this wonderful gift.
        Son (James, age 17):
        12/1/10 - TC confirmed
        HCG 80, AFP 156
        12/3/10 - Left I/O
        70% Mature teratoma, 30% EC/yolk sac. 41 x 37mm. Multiple foci of vascular invasion, negative spermatic cord margins.
        1/12/11 - HCG 7, AFP 4.6. Surveillance.
        2/7/11 - Tumour markers elevated - HCG 18, AFP 14.5
        2/15/11 - PET and CT scans show at least 4 lymph nodes affected (abdomen and base of neck).
        3xBEP completed April.
        Celebrated 18th birthday.
        6/30/11 - All Clear!

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        • #5
          Truly amazing news. Hope that the Orch. is all you will be needing cheers!
          diagnosed august 09 stage 1S
          august 09 left I/O
          october started 4x bep
          Re dx. stage III Intermediate risk
          Dec. 17th finished chemo

          Jan 29th all clear

          April 15th all clear

          July 15th all clear

          September 24th all clear

          february 12' two year all clear

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          • #6
            Cheers guys!
            Dave Hanson
            Found lump 18/02/2011
            Ultrasound confirmed mass 23/02/2011
            CT Abdomen, pelvis, chest (clear) 24/02/2011
            Left I/O 1/03/2011
            99% Seminoma <1% Unknown germ cell 10/03/2011
            Staging T1 - 1A 10/03/2011

            2 month - 27/04/2011 - All clear!
            5 month - 16/07/2011 - All clear!
            9 month - 22/12/2011 - All clear!
            14 month - 22/12/2011 - All clear!


            Yesterday was history, tommorrow a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the "present"

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