• Tankabbot
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    No kids for me! Well I can have them supposedly with medical help...but at 45, I doubt that will happen. Still dealing with that.

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    • Tankabbot
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    No other way to explain chemo than "it sucks!" Put poison in your body to kill the bad cells and unfortunately it kills good cells ...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Tankabbot
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Open retroperitoneal lymph node removal

    Procedure or Surgery

    Definitely played its roll in the pain process, however years later, its just a scar.

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Tankabbot
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    From the privates to the lymph-nodes, ya...that was a definite Oh No, although I would have used other words for it!

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    • KimberlynJ
    • Experience with Non-Seminoma, Testi...
    about 5 years ago
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    Aggressive surgery to implant temporary stent in left ureter

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery to be rid of the left nephrostomy bag and build a kidney to bladder connection will put left kidney at high risk of irrevers...

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • KimberlynJ
    • Experience with Non-Seminoma, Testi...
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery to remove nephrostomy tubes 50% successful

    Oh No

    Left sided primary and secondary tumors have damage left ureter beyond repair. Nephrostomy tube and bag must remain to support damag...

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    • KimberlynJ
    • Experience with Non-Seminoma, Testi...
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery to remove / improve location of nephrostomy tubes. Kidneys are not functioning well...

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • amontoya
    • Experience with Classical Seminoma, T...
    over 5 years ago
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    HCG Level Less than 1.2

    Celebration

    Another 3 weeks went by, another normal HCG level.

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    • KimberlynJ
    • Experience with Non-Seminoma, Testi...
    over 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Treatments are complete; partial remission achieved. Life begins to become "normal" and is able to go back to work which he loves!

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    • KimberlynJ
    • Experience with Non-Seminoma, Testi...
    over 5 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    Blood transfusion.

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    • KimberlynJ
    • Experience with Non-Seminoma, Testi...
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Added a 4th round of BEP due to the 2 month delay in the beginning of treatments.

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • KimberlynJ
    • Experience with Non-Seminoma, Testi...
    over 5 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    Pain from 3 deep tissue removal proceedures to remove sudemonis infection down to the muscle of the left leg.

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