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    mleach5 asked a questionTesticular Cancer

    Prognosis?

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      Kayeszoo

      Dear mleach5 - my heart is with you and your husband; what a handsome couple you are!! Don't ever give up until the drs say its time for hospice and even then, they don't always know. It's a strange, cunning disease that is like riding a roller coaster that will not stop. It's almost surreal that with just a few words from a doctor, your whole world comes crashing down around you. You have found the right place for hope, communication and a place where you can just lay your feelings down and not be judged. I know you are terrified but when your mind goes "there", try to find something to be grateful for and your mood can change. Isn't it crazy how much we take "normal" life for granted; its just human nature. How is your husband's attitude about all this? At your ages, you just want everything back like it was before you heard the word "cancer" but unfortunately, it just doesn't work that way. My son, 28, also has Stage 3-C with mets, has finished chemo and will have surgery in the near future; he has a 10% change of remission. Some days I smile and other are spent crying; you feel so helpless. Just know that others really do care and make the most of everyday. Read all you can about his particular kind of testicular, if there is any info out there. May I suggest you go the TC.net and there are a lot of educated guys that will help also. Let us know specically what kind of TC he has. Know that you and your husband will be in my prayers; do you have support from family/friends?

      over 6 years ago
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      Kayeszoo

      Don't remember who suggested it, but it would be very helpful for you to speak with someone with Hospice (maybe on your own); they are so helpful, caring and knowledgeable. It might bring some peace to your situation.

      over 6 years ago
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      DaveWaz

      mleach,

      Thank you for sharing your post. You might find this article inspiring. It is about WhatNexters surviving with late stage or terminal cancer.

      http://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/whatnexters-surviving-terminal-cancer

      Best wishes to you and yours,
      David

      over 6 years ago
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    Decision Point (how to/if to continue treatment)

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      Heck yeah you continue treatment! That's a no-brainer. You're 23 years old for crying out loud. You can lose a lot of your liver. The darn thing grows back. Thank you Lord. Plus, when you get your liver operated on it leaves a really cool scar. Don't even try me with this decision to make! Do I need to come over there and slap you????

      over 6 years ago
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