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Causes Of Seminoma
Testicular cancer.: Seminoma is a form of testicular cancer, and is the most common type. Compared to other forms of testicular cancer it has a good prognosis, with cure rates in excess of 90%. 15% of the time, it makes a marker called beta-hcg that can be detected in the blood. It is highly sensitive to chemotherapy and radiation, and can also be cured with surgery. ...Read more
How much faster does non seminoma tc grow than seminoma tc? How much will they untreated grow in a year?
See answer : The following link is a good explanation of the potential side effects of Etoposide and cisplatin: a commonly used regimen for stage 2 seminoma. Best wishes. http://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancerinformation/cancertreatment/treatmenttypes/chemotherapy/combinationregimen/etoposidecisplatin.aspx. ...Read more
HCG: This and PLAP (placental alkaline phosphatase) are often elevated in the presence of seminoma, but they are neither sensitive nor specific. There is no good blood test to search for cancer in general -- everything that's been tried ends up generating more morbidity from unnecessary procedures than the few lives saved are probably worth. Routine cancer screening is still the best appraoch. ...Read more
I am starting chemo for seminoma in stage 2a (non bulky) in 3 days, what should I expect other than hairloss and vomitting?
Depends: I recommend to you review chemo you taking on line, but in general they can cause nausea, vomiting , but good drugs available to prevent and treat if needed, you can feel tired, get poor apetite, diarrea, sore moth, etc etc, poor sleep sometimes. And maybe more depending on specific side effects of each chemo. ...Read more
I took 3 cycles of EP for stage 2 seminoma which was clear on PET about a year ago. I am thinking to do scuba PADI open water course. Will it be ok?
Yep: Check with your Urologist. But should be OK ...Read more
I finished my ep 4 cycles for seminoma a month ago. My blood work seems to be ok but monocyte count is rising at every test. Now it is 14.1 is it ok?
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