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enlarged LN in the supraclavicular

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    JACKS WIFE
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      My Sweet Husband was diagnosed with MM –regressed scalp and appeared in left neckLymph nodes.  This all happened in May of 2006.  He has had neck resection, high dose radiation and 5 months of interferon.  His liver would no longer tolerate these meds, so he was removed from that treatment in April of 2007.    All scans and dermitologist biopsies have been clear. 

      My Sweet Husband was diagnosed with MM –regressed scalp and appeared in left neckLymph nodes.  This all happened in May of 2006.  He has had neck resection, high dose radiation and 5 months of interferon.  His liver would no longer tolerate these meds, so he was removed from that treatment in April of 2007.    All scans and dermitologist biopsies have been clear. 

      Last week he had a CT scan….fairly routine…..and it has been returned with lymphadenopathy in the supraclavlcular, subpleural nodularity in both lung bases, enlarged left thyroid lobe and multiple enlarged nodes on the right side neck.

      Scheduled for a PET/CT this week.    As you can expect, I am very concerned and have been told that the "supraclavicular" is a very unwanted area of recurrence.  Can anyone tell me if that is true and Why?

      Thanks,

      JACKS WIFE

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        carol b
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          I had 6 tumors in my superclavical and i did 28 bags of IL2 and they disappeared and haven't returned..but i am still doing the IL2 also. I pray he finds a treatment he can tolerate and make his disappear also.. Praying for you both,,

          Carol b

          carol b
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            I had 6 tumors in my superclavical and i did 28 bags of IL2 and they disappeared and haven't returned..but i am still doing the IL2 also. I pray he finds a treatment he can tolerate and make his disappear also.. Praying for you both,,

            Carol b

            shellebrownies
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              Apparently because the supraclavicular lymph area, if swollen, has a high occurence of  cancer being the cause. Other lymph nodes can have multiple reasons for swelling,but the supraclavicular have only a few.  It's also not the easiest place to remove tumors from. 

              I really hope his scans go well. 

              Michelle, wife of Don

              shellebrownies
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                Apparently because the supraclavicular lymph area, if swollen, has a high occurence of  cancer being the cause. Other lymph nodes can have multiple reasons for swelling,but the supraclavicular have only a few.  It's also not the easiest place to remove tumors from. 

                I really hope his scans go well. 

                Michelle, wife of Don

                lhaley
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                  Do a search for Lynn luckworth. I believe this is where her mel was. She did radiation, temador and then surgery. Has been NED for well over a year now!  She is also on a trial now for resected disease.

                  Linda

                  lhaley
                  Participant

                    Do a search for Lynn luckworth. I believe this is where her mel was. She did radiation, temador and then surgery. Has been NED for well over a year now!  She is also on a trial now for resected disease.

                    Linda

                      LynnLuc
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                        grrrrr…it's Luckeroth !! LOL and actually mine was in the nastier place called the mediastinal region…where  all the main arteries and vessels for the heart and lung all come together..just below the supraclavicular region…here is a link to show where the exciting places are! And Linda…its been over 15 months ( but whose counting!!??) ME!!

                        LynnLuc
                        Participant

                          grrrrr…it's Luckeroth !! LOL and actually mine was in the nastier place called the mediastinal region…where  all the main arteries and vessels for the heart and lung all come together..just below the supraclavicular region…here is a link to show where the exciting places are! And Linda…its been over 15 months ( but whose counting!!??) ME!!

                          lhaley
                          Participant

                            sorry about the misspelling but do I get points for knowing that you were the person to refer to? lol  And you do need to be counting!

                            Linda

                            lhaley
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                              sorry about the misspelling but do I get points for knowing that you were the person to refer to? lol  And you do need to be counting!

                              Linda

                              LynnLuc
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                                you are so ornery!!

                                LynnLuc
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                                  you are so ornery!!

                                  LynnLuc
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                                    hey Linda, my dog had her surgery today…they removed the large mass and then found another lymph node close by. They actually called and asked if we wanted it removed as well….for 150.00 more…go figure! She has a drain, a bunch of stitches and was spaded. They figure if she is spaded less hormones to prevent more breast cancer. She looked so bad…:( Now she has to take pain pills and antibiotics. At least its not melanoma….I'll e mail you a pic of it…its big!

                                    LynnLuc
                                    Participant

                                      hey Linda, my dog had her surgery today…they removed the large mass and then found another lymph node close by. They actually called and asked if we wanted it removed as well….for 150.00 more…go figure! She has a drain, a bunch of stitches and was spaded. They figure if she is spaded less hormones to prevent more breast cancer. She looked so bad…:( Now she has to take pain pills and antibiotics. At least its not melanoma….I'll e mail you a pic of it…its big!

                                      JACKS WIFE
                                      Participant

                                        thanks for the response…………Jack has been NED for almost 5 years and when we got the CT back with "suspicious nodes", I have really been concerned.

                                        Will let you all know the outcome of the PET/CT scan that is being done tomorrow—but probably won't get the results until 7/5 after the July 4 holiday…………who told those Doctors they could have the day off anyway????

                                        JACKS WIFE
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                                          thanks for the response…………Jack has been NED for almost 5 years and when we got the CT back with "suspicious nodes", I have really been concerned.

                                          Will let you all know the outcome of the PET/CT scan that is being done tomorrow—but probably won't get the results until 7/5 after the July 4 holiday…………who told those Doctors they could have the day off anyway????

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