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  • Results 19 mth scan

    Got my results today..abdoman good, pelvis good.

    Chest on the other hand not too sure. maybe someone can shed some light on it

    First of all
    Non Sem 100 % Embroynal Rt I/O Jun 2004. 4 X BEP 2 spots ~ 2 cm in left lungs. Markers not really elevated at time of chemo and since chemo have and still are normal.

    "Multiple right lung nodules seen. They are unchanged from previous. A left upper lobe ill defined nodule measuring approx 7 mm is cross section is visualized, previously it wasnt as well visualized. The mediastinum is unchanged. No focal osseous abnormalities are seen."

    The Dr said this could be a technical thing on the reading, and said not to worry, but would like to bump the CT to 2 month instead of 3, just to be sure...what do you think. Is this nodule 7 mm anything to be concerned about..

    The impression is

    Several right sided lunbg nodules may represent metastases or alternatively granulomatous diesaes. A slight increase in size of a left lung upper lobe nodule posteriorly is noted(approx 7 mm)


    Ray Wouters

  • #2
    Important to keep an eye on, but certainly not necessarily active cancer, as your doctor said.
    right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since

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    • #3
      Doesn't sound like the cancer is back but pay close attention to it. I have similar situation with several remaining nodes in my chest neck and back. Chemo got rid of most and normalized my markers but nodes are Mature Teratoma, even with normal marker level. If left in, leaves room for TC to come back. At least that's what my doctors are saying that is why I am having all my "active" nodes removed. Hope this helps a little.


      • #4
        Hi Ray:

        I had a nodule show up on my chest CT several years ago, over the next several months as we watched it, the nodule got smaller and disappeared. We never knew what it was. My oncologist told me that the newer CT scanners are extremely sensitive. That's both good and bad; good because they find tumors sooner, bad because they see all sorts of little things that are not serious. The important thing is to watch for changes. I would not panic yet. But I know it's stressful to be in a wait and see mode.
        Lets think positively at this point and try not to worry too much.

        Best wishes,

        Right I/O 4/22/1988
        RPLND 6/20/1988
        Left I/O 9/17/2003

        Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.