• DouglasC
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    One year after Surgery and treatment !!! Ongoing checks every 6 months !! ;)

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  1. over 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Dr. check-up today and we are still "in remission" according to the blood levels (HCG is "undetectable" and AFP is 5.4, normal is 0-...

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    • Hookem1012
    • Experience with Classical Seminoma,...
    over 5 years ago
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    Whether or not to do treatment after surgery.

    Decision Point

    The doctors I've seen, my urologist, radiation doctor and the chemo doctor all recommended that I do observation.

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    • Hookem1012
    • Experience with Classical Seminoma,...
    over 5 years ago
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    Relationship

    Loss

    My girlfriend at the time left me.

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    • Hookem1012
    • Experience with Classical Seminoma,...
    over 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    I worry that no woman will want to enter into a relationship with me now that I have cancer. I'm also really worried that I may neve...

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    • Hookem1012
    • Experience with Classical Seminoma,...
    over 5 years ago
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    Removal of testicle

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery went well. The most difficult part is accepting that I only have one testicle left. The mental aspect of everything is v...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Hookem1012
    • Experience with Classical Seminoma,...
    over 5 years ago
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    Relationship issues

    Oh No

    My girlfriend at the time left me due to my diagnosis.

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    • fredreiss
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Helping others fight

    Celebration

    wore my Relay For Life shirt to the Stanford Cancer Center because it states I’m a survivor, so I wear it to give other people hope....

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    • fredreiss
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Sharing my cure (Or eternal remission)

    Celebration

    Today I grab my surfboard so I can carry it in my survivor lap at today's "Relay For Life." The board was a goal to return to this l...

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    • ngraham
    • Experience with Embryonal Carcinoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Removal of testicle

    Procedure or Surgery

    poor pain control, didn't tolerate pain medications so just used over-the-counter

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. over 5 years ago
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    What to do Next?

    Decision Point

    As a pharmacist and now a survivor I felt that I needed to do more. I started reaching out to as many other survivors as I could to ...

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  3. over 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Here we are, over a year later since diagnosis, and the cancer markers are in the normal range. Instead of every 6 wks for a check-u...

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