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Medicine For 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
Very low: Seminoma can be cured with modern treatments. If it stays under control for more than 5 years, the cure likelihood is >95%. So the odds of relapse are less than 5%. ...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
Not high 1-3%: Approximately 1 to 3 percent of affected men have a family member with the disease. Majority would be associated with some other factors- like undescended testes, infertility/subfertility, HIV infection, hypospadias, other condition like klinefelter's etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
See MD: You need regular md visits to pick up tumors early. ...Read more
What is the treatment for seminoma if it is only find at paraaortic lymph node? And what is the duration?
Depends: Some cases of seminoma can present as a primary tumour outside the testis, most commonly in the mediastinum. It is usually managed with radiation and chemotherapy and often requires orchiectomy, but without knowing your overall evaluation and extent of disease it is best answered by your oncologist or urologist. ...Read more
Have read the doubling time for nonseminoma testicular cancer is 10-30 days. What's the doubling time for seminoma?
Can't say: You need to consult with an oncologist for this answer. There are many variables. Ask your family physician for a referral. ...Read more
I recently completed my chemo for seminoma stage 2, 4 cycles of ep. What shouldnt i eat? I heard that beef and grapes arnt good
Eat anything healthy: You are in 'negative nitrogen balance' now which is why you have fatigue, get full early, take naps everyday, and the food looks and smells funny. I start all patients on 'milkshakes' daily. The body burns glycogen (sugar) for energy but chemo and surgery causes you to exhaust the glycogen stores of the body in 18 hours .Milkshakes have 1.0 calorie/cc of glucose and reverses the problem w/in a day. ...Read more
Different tumors: Over 90% of testis tumors are germ cell tumors which are seminoma, non-seminoma or mixed depending on the type of malignant cell. Classic seminoma is the most common testis tumor in adults. Almost all testis tumors are initially treated by surgical removal (orchiectomy). Then, based on the type of tumor and stage (aggressive characteristics, spread to lymph nodes) determines next treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will I need chemo or radiation? A seminoma smaller than a marble was removed from my testis a month ago. And yesterday the whole testis.
Tough: If they thought it was cancer, should have had a orchiectomy at diagnosis. We do not remove masses from the testicle if concern for malignancy. You will need a ct scan of the abdomen/pelvis and serum markers. Also a chest x-ray. If pure seminoma and limited to testicle, either radiation or 1 cycle of carboplatin. Ct scans first! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer