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Size of lymph nodes prior to RPLND

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    OK, I have another question.

    What size where everyone's questionable lymph nodes when they decided they needed to be removed.

    I was reading through things about RPLND's and it states if it is above 3cm they almost always consider it to be cancer, unless there was teratoma, then if it is 4cm it is most likely teratoma. It was a bit confusing.

    I know in the hands of most oncologists my husband would have had an RPLND 6 weeks post chemo, his lymph nodes were still over 1cm at that time. Now we are approaching a 3cm lymph node, 6 months post chemo.

    Just curious the size of everyone else's removed nodes.



    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