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A 26-year-old female asked:

Husband - germ cell testicular cancer! tumor marker at800 .did 6cycles of chemo! dr says we have to face the inevitable! is there any other treatments?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Need more informatio: Testicular cancer is one of the cancer that is very responsive to therapy and is one of things that we can cure.So, unfortunately, it is hard to answer your question as a lot more information is needed to really see what is going on and then hopefully able to give you better and reliable answer. Provide us with more info or the best way is to d/w your oncologist in detail about your question.
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Maybe: Many details are missing. Questions that need to be answered are: what marker is 800, where is the cancer currently located (lymph nodes, lungs, abdomen (retroperitoneum, brain)? What type of chemotherapy was given-6 cycles is unusual in testicular cancer. "salvage" treatments may be available depending on answers to the above questions.
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