Saturday, April 12, 2008

update pathology

Pathology report shows a pure seminoma tumor.  That is a good thing, nonseminoma and other mixed cell tumors are usually a little more resistant to treatments.  The cancer was also confined to the testicle and not present in the spermatic cord.  Also good news.  We are awaiting the opportunity for a CT scan and another set of tumor marker blood tests to see if there's any cancer that shows  up in the surrounding lymph nodes.

Phew.  Not because I am relieved yet but because I just never thought I would be  thinking about such things.    Well cancerous testicle aside, Marcus obviously has a very capable one still as proven by the pictures below:  
(yeah  that gleam in her eye scares me at times too! such a love/hate thing with little brothers!)

4 comments:

ellen b. said...

Praise the Lord about the pathology! Hope the rest of the tests show well too. The look on her face does look a little suspect. :)

I'm Tiffany Jeanne said...

I can just see Bradie sitting in a Dora the Explorer lawn chair outside your front door with a "Brother for Sale" sign in her hands. That picture is to dye for. You're in my thoughts...xoxo

I'm Tiffany Jeanne said...

die, not dye...oops.

I'm Erin Leigh said...

you have a beautiful family!!!