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    just checking if anyone has any problems after having a rplnd with swelling from the collar bone to the lower neck area.
    I was thinking it could be from the removal of the lymph nodes putting more
    stress on the other lymph nodes in my shoulder neck area. maybe a lymphdema? excess fluid building? MY oncologist said he didn't know what it is ,he admits that there is a soft tissue potato size lump near my collar bone that comes and goes,he said nothing shows up on ct scans, but he dosn't tell me what to do about it. I had this for over a year now it is very annoying plus I am now getting a cough It feels like something is in my throat had cough for about 6 months. ct scans showed nothing endoscopy showed nothing. I am starting to wonder if a doctor change is in order any good doctors you could recommend in the central jersey area that specialize in tc cancer and take cigna insurance? feeling pretty good otherwise.

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    How is the Flemington area for you? TCLEFT was treated at a center near there.
    Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

    Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.


    • #3
      I'm in Somerset County and just sent you a PM with a name and Hospital we're happy with.
      Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.


      • #4
        I live in Hillsborough so Flemington is only about 20 miniutes away
        Thanks everyone for your info.


        • #5
          Originally posted by tom c
          I live in Hillsborough so Flemington is only about 20 miniutes away
          Thanks everyone for your info.
          Didn't want to pipe in until now. I think you'l be happy with your care there. They took good care of me (and I wasn't the easiest patient). PM if you need me. I'm sure you'll get good care there.
          Last edited by TCLEFT; 09-16-07, 06:52 AM.
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