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Lymph nodes and progression question?

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    mom3girlsFL
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    Does the amout of nodes involved affect the progression and prognosis?  I've had two groin surgeries – 1st 9/11 nodes were melanoma and 2nd 4/5 were melanoma.  I had a clear PET in nov 2010 after discovering the recurrence in september (PET) while on interferon.  Guess I'm just working myself into a frenzy before my oncology appt on Monday and knowing another scan is around the corner!

    Thanks for your help. Laurie

    Does the amout of nodes involved affect the progression and prognosis?  I've had two groin surgeries – 1st 9/11 nodes were melanoma and 2nd 4/5 were melanoma.  I had a clear PET in nov 2010 after discovering the recurrence in september (PET) while on interferon.  Guess I'm just working myself into a frenzy before my oncology appt on Monday and knowing another scan is around the corner!

    Thanks for your help. Laurie

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      RMcLegal
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      Laurie, that's a question only your oncologist can answer.  All I know is that I had 14 malignant nodes removed in 2003, I'm still here and NED, and any published survival statistics you may encounter are best ignored by we patients.  Best wishes on your upcoming checkup and scan.  Rich

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      RMcLegal
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      Laurie, that's a question only your oncologist can answer.  All I know is that I had 14 malignant nodes removed in 2003, I'm still here and NED, and any published survival statistics you may encounter are best ignored by we patients.  Best wishes on your upcoming checkup and scan.  Rich

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      Lisa13
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      I have heard stories about people with many lymph nodes maligant and they are still here well after 5 years.  My oncologist said that "statistically"  it's a poorer prognosis, but I'm beginning to hear that it isn't always the case.  It would be interesting to see how many of these people chose treatment over watch and wait. 

      I'm currently waiting on the pathology results of 19 lymph nodes that were dissected from my groin 17 days ago.  1 was cancer, 1 was huge, but it was my immunity fighting it which apparently isn't seen to often.  It's so easy to work yourself into paranoia before these appointments, but all any of us can do is wish for the very best and believe it!

      Lisa  

       

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      Lisa13
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      I have heard stories about people with many lymph nodes maligant and they are still here well after 5 years.  My oncologist said that "statistically"  it's a poorer prognosis, but I'm beginning to hear that it isn't always the case.  It would be interesting to see how many of these people chose treatment over watch and wait. 

      I'm currently waiting on the pathology results of 19 lymph nodes that were dissected from my groin 17 days ago.  1 was cancer, 1 was huge, but it was my immunity fighting it which apparently isn't seen to often.  It's so easy to work yourself into paranoia before these appointments, but all any of us can do is wish for the very best and believe it!

      Lisa  

       

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