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    Great news, the PET/CT came back negative for metabolic activity.

    The two previously enlarged and active lymph nodes (2.2cm x 2.2cm and 2.4cm x 2.3cm) are now shrunk to 1.1cm x 0.5cm and 1.8cm x 1.0cm. Very oblonged shaped.

    How normal is it for them not to be shrunk all the way back down? I know we still have RPLND sitting in the backs of our minds. There was Teratoma in the orginal tumor.

    They are going to keep watching the lymph nodes. Next CT scan is in early June. Blood work and port flush next month.

    We are so glad the chemo kicked the cancer out!

    Everything else is great. Liver function, kidney function, everything else is great!


    Husband Right I/O 09/06
    -70% Embryonal Carcinoma
    -20% Teratoma
    -10% Yolk Sac Tumor
    11/06- lymph nodes 1.8x1.4 and 1.9x1.4
    12/06-PET Scan confirms activity in lymph nodes, lymph nodes 2.2x2.2 and 2.4x2.3
    1/07-Start 3xBEP
    4/07-PET clear, lymph nodes down to 1.1x0.5 and 1.8x1.0
    6/07-lymph nodes 1.2x1.0 and 1.9x.9
    8/07-lymph nodes 1.1x1.0 and 2.0x1.2
    10/07-lymph nodes 2.0x1.5 and 2.7x1.8
    11/07- PostChemo LRPLND-found burnt out teratoma
    11/09-Enlarging lymph node 1.2 cm near renal veins

  • #2
    Congrats!! Great news!

    I probably wouldn't worry about the lymph nodes too much, especially in the absence of metabolic activity with the PET.

    This is great!


    Detected mass 10-6-06, Radical left I/O 10-10-06, Stage I seminoma, 1.5 cm primary, No LV invasion, No Rete Testis Invasion... Currently on Surveillance.


    • #3
      That is great news!! I am happy for you guys.
      Co-survivor with husband Boyce, Diagnosed 7-11-06, orchiectomy right testicle on 7-12-06- Stage 3A: Mixed germ cell tumor with inguinal seminomatous and kartotypic carcinoma. One tumor over 10 cm, second tumor 4 cm, Chemo 4xBEP: Bi-lateral RPLND Dec 2006, nerve sparing but left sterile.
      Current DVT
      Current testosterone replacement therapy, Testim.

      "You must abandon the life you planned, to live the life that was meant for you" ~wisdom I have learned from my family on this forum


      • #4
        Becki, this is fantastic! It's good to keep an eye on the nodes to see what's up, but having the PET scan come back negative is great news.
        "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
        11.22.06 -Dx the day before Thanksgiving
        12.09.06 -Rt I/O; 100% seminoma, multifocal; Stage I-A; Surveillance; Six years out! I consider myself cured.


        • #5
          It's great to hear from you. Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!!