• Voltronx
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    After chemo. Radiation. Wasn't as bad as chemo. But there were still side effects.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Voltronx
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    3 weeks after surgery, start of chemotherapy. 3 cycles. Was not ready for this. Lots of vomiting , hair loss, complete lost of appet...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Voltronx
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Removal of testicle

    Procedure or Surgery

    Nov 19th 2008. Surgery. Tremendous pain after the surgery.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Voltronx
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    The current health insurance I had at the time will not cover the cost. After a week, my old boss found out about my diagnosis and o...

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    • Voltronx
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    First Diagnosed with testicular cancer Oct 28th 2008

    Oh No

    Stage 2 seminoma. Doctor explained the surgery procedure, orchiectomy on my left testis, after treatments, sperm bank precautions, e...

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  1. almost 6 years ago
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    PET Scan, 11/15/2013

    Other Care

    Last week's PET showed that there is no remaining cancer in the lymph nodes. 2 masses remain in the left lung. In the beginning of o...

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    • amontoya
    • Experience with Classical Seminoma, T...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    11/19/2013 LAST Chemo Treatment!!

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    • amontoya
    • Experience with Classical Seminoma, T...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Fourth round of chemo has been very difficult

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    • amontoya
    • Experience with Classical Seminoma, T...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Swelling (edema)

    Side Effects

    Severe swelling in hands and feet.

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  2. about 6 years ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    4 weeks after Chemo has ended and we are noticing a bit of peach fuzz all over his entire head! He's got even longer peach fuzz on h...

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    • amontoya
    • Experience with Classical Seminoma, T...
    about 6 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    Pet Scan showed almost NO cancer!! We are winning!!

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    • amontoya
    • Experience with Classical Seminoma, T...
    about 6 years ago
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    HCG Level Change

    Milestones

    HCG changed from 444,000 to 285!!

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