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Month: February 2015

CT Scan #1

My first follow up CT scan has been scheduled for the end of March.

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Treatment Plan

Dr. Hanna at IU has recommended surveillance (repeated CT scans with no upfront chemotherapy). This carries a 70% chance of recurrence followed by a more intensive chemotherapy regimen, but helps ensure that the cancer isn’t under or over treated.

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Pathology Report

The pathology report indicated an embryonal carcinoma with vascular invasion. This means I will likely need some chemotherapy.

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Surgery

I’m happy to report that the surgery went very well today and they got the right one!

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CT Scan

The CT scan did not show any visible spread of the cancer. This significantly improves the outlook.

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Diagnosis

Testicular cancer is the leading cancer affecting 18-35 year olds.

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