I have read peoples comments and it’s quite devastating losing loved ones to this horrible disease. My condolences to all of those effected. I was diagnosed with stage 1 seminoma last december and had surgery to remove the tumour in the same month. I was given the option from the oncologist to be monitored or have one lot of chemo as a pecautionery measure. I opted for the check ups CT scans and bloo tests. I have been told by them that there is a 20 to 30 % chance it can return. Usually in the lymph nodes near the aorta i was told which usually is a stage 2 and requires 3 lots of chemo and a fairly serious operation. I have some other health problems also like fatty liver, high cholesterol, under active thyroid and depression. I believe all of these things have contributed to this diagnosis. It’s been difficult for me to try and improve my lifestyle and mental state as old habits die hard and i seem to get overwhelmed with all of the information and advice i have been given and read from have a real fear of it returning and at 39 i really want to change things. I guess i am lost at the moment with how to go about it. Being a low income doesn’t afford me the option of seeking one of the proffessionals from the truth about cancer list as there is a couple of doctors based in Australia but unfortunately i don’t have the funds to seek this treatment.