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  • CT Scan Results

    Hi All,

    Diagnosed with pT1a. Had Orchiectomy done in October. I'm now 7 weeks post surgery. Got results back from my CT scan. Lungs and bones are clear. One lymph node in abdomen was prominent but not pathological (doctor's words). They didn't even record a size of the node. Doctor said most likely its because its less than 1cm. Urologist was happy with the results. Next step I am being referred to an Oncologist. Urologist said the prominent node could be anything and wasn't too concerned. I'm not concerned myself, but of course I cannot find any info on that wording. According to him since its not pathological its not in there. I'm sure the oncologist will do another CT scan and see what's up.

    Any input from anyone is greatly appreciated.

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    This is a little bit weird. Normally radiologist write down everything they see. My son’s first CT scan showed some abdomen lymph nodes under 7mm, but it grownup in later, and RPLND confirmed the size was much bigger than they saw from CT.

    I remembered that in the beginning of surveillance, the doctors all thought the abdomen nodes were from orcheictomy. They told me should not worry about it but need closely keeping eyes one it.

    I think when you have a experienced oncologist, this would not be a question.

    Best wishes

    Amy, Ran’s mom
    Son Ran, 24 years old, 25th May 2018 diagnosed NSGCT. 28th May 2018 right orchiectomy. Pathology:50% EC, 30% Teratoma,20% Yolk sac. CTs: 1 retroperitoneal lymph node 0.7mm Tumor markers: AFP 497, bhcg 19, LDH normal Normalized after R/O. Stage 1, surveillance 17th September 2018, Bhcg elevated up to 5.6 AFP and LDH normal, CT stable. 4th November bhcg up to 28, AFP and LDH normal. BEPx3 started and 2nd January 2019 BEP finished with Tumor markers normalized. 13th February 2019 CT scan showed 1 retroperitoneal lymph node enlarged up to 1.1 cm with normal tumor markers. RPLND : 03/14 2019@IU Dr.Cary Pathology report: one lymph node from 57 is Teretoma .Back to surveillance 05/02/19 Blood work all normal

    08/23/2019 Bloodwork, Abdomen CT and Chest X-ray all normal

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      Same here, I had 1,4 cm node, but radiologist wrote that it is "reactive" in accordance with everything (probably shape and brightness), what is euphemism for not pathological.
      45yo, left I/O 07/30/2018, T1 pure seminoma, surveillance...
      Waiting...

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