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Chemi after surgery for testicular cancer

My nephew underwent surgery for testicular cancer in January 2009 and subsequently had to undergo chemotheraphy twice ( 4 courses each). However, his AFP level is not coming down to normal i.e. 8.5. After completing these courses two months back it was 10.56 and now it has gone up to 12.5.  Can you pls advise if this is something to be worried about ? If yes, what steps are to be taken to bring it back to the normal range. Shall be highly grateful for your valued advice.

Thanks/Viswanathan


This discussion is related to long term side effects chemotherapy.
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Hello,

I'm not sure where your nephew is located but the thing to do if he hasn't already is to contact Dr. Lawrence Einhorn at Indiana University Hospital.  Dr. Einhorn is the person who pioneered the chemotherapy that has saved countless lives of testicular cancer patients.  Dr Einhorn will answer e- mails and will work with your nephews physicians on the best course of action to take. ( ***@**** ) Another source for questions is a website that has helped my boyfriend tremendously ( 2yr tc survivor ) tccancer.com.  I cant tell you enough how amazing the people on this site are and they will definitely be a huge benefit to your nephew for support and any questions he may have.  Feel free to ask if theres anything I can help with.  All the best.
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The email for Dr Einhorn was blocked let me try this.

leinhorn the AT symbol iupui.edu

Dr. Lawrence H. Einhorn
Phone 317-274-3515
Fax     317-274-3646
Division Hematology/Oncology
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