LoneSpartan's Journey with Non-Seminoma, Testicular Cancer

Patient: Testicular Cancer > Non-Seminoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Male, Age: 39, Stage III

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I lost 60 lbs due to not being able to eat. I lost all my hair. I lost 90% of my mobility during treatments and had to be hospitalized for treatments.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    I instances of forgetfulness during treatments where I would be active in a family conversation, but not remember it the next day.

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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    There were days when I was not able to get out of bed at all because I was so tired and weak.

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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    I lost all of my hair, including body hair, while I was going through chemo.

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  5. 5
    over 5 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    I went through alot of nausea due to the chemo.

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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

    I had thrush in my mouth. Often my lips would crack and bleed.

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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  8. 8
    over 5 years ago
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    Swallowing problems

    Side Effects

    One of my chemo drugs caused a severe reaction where my esophagus closed off and I had to be fed by IV for about 8 days.

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  9. 9
    over 5 years ago
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    Removal of testicle

    Procedure or Surgery

    I have recurring numbness from a nerve that was nicked during the radical left orchiectomy.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  10. 10
    over 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    On August 3rd, 2009 I had my last chemo treatment!

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  11. 11
    over 4 years ago
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    Medicine for low white blood cell count

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The actual injection into my stomach fat hurt quite a bit, but it subsided soon and there were not lasting side effects.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  12. 12
    over 4 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    My father in law passed away from carcinoma in 2012.

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  13. 13
    over 4 years ago
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    Kidney damage

    Side Effects

    Thinning of the right kidney cortex, meaning that my right kidney is not functioning at 100%.

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  14. 14
    over 4 years ago
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    Inaugural meeting of the Testicular Cancer Foundation's Speakers Bureau

    Celebration

    This past weekend, 12 testicular cancer survivors from around the country all gathered in Austin, TX for the Inaugural meeting of the Testicular Cancer Foundation's Speakers Bureau. It was a weekend of bonding with fellow survivors, sharing each other's stories, and training on public speaking. It was a privilege for me to participate in this phenomenal group of men from all across the United States!!! If you need more information about Testicular Cancer and how you can help others learn how to perform self exams in order to detect testicular cancer early, visit Tcancer.org.

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  15. 15
    over 2 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    On of my greatest mentors lost his battle to pancreatic cancer this week. It humbled me greatly when he turned to me for comfort, courage, and advise when he was diagnosed 9 months ago.

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