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RPLND after chemo??

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  • #16
    Your fiance sounds very similar to me.

    I had a 3cm lymph node which shrunk to 1.8cm after 3xBEP. They decided to keep the mass under surveillance for 3 months to see if it was dead tissue would be reabsorbed.

    A repeat CT scan 3 months later found the mass had shrunk to 1.2cm, which they said was not enough. I therefore had an RPLND and they found teratoma. So my doctors called it right.

    Good luck to your fiance.

    Diagnosed March 2006, Stage IIB, 3cm RP mass
    10% Seminoma, 90% Non-Seminoma (Embryonal, and a tiny amount of choriocarcinoma and teratoma)
    Prechemo bHCG-2648, AFP-582
    3xBEP March-June, markers normalised
    3 months postchemo - 1.2cm residual RP mass
    RPLND September 2006 - mostly necrotic tissue plus tiny amount of well differentiated teratoma
    June 2009 - TRT commenced to help out my lefty
    May 2011 - check-up, all clear