May 21, 2012 - 9:33 pm
I will be 20 years old in a month or so, I have a girlfriend and no kids. I am going to Kansas City to the medical center at KU to see Dr. Thrasher ( Not sure on spelling of the name) I was wondering just so I kind to know what to expect when I talk to him, what is a good choice for a young adult like myself. RPLND or Chemo? I was diagnosed with testicular cancer last month, my Oncologist said I did good by catching it early (stage 1). He said that it was my tumor was 60% embrynal (excuse my poor spelling) cells, which I believe is the most type to act up later in life. So I have two options, Chemotherapy vs. RPLND. I am just a little perplexed, because my oncologist told me to do the surgery, and my surgeon told me to do the chemotherapy. So my surgeon scheduled me to see Dr. Thrasher. From what I hear he is a remarkable Doc.
And side note, I realize RPLND is high risk, but times have changed since the 80's and Laparoscopic is the kind of RPLND I would get. So any feedback is accepted just would like some feedback for someone who had the same choice I have had recently.