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NED after 6 months

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      Looks like the pain in my hip is related to arthritis I have in my back. That’s a relief!

      NED after 6 months, scan results are unremarkable. Hopefully I remain unremarkable for the foreseeable future!

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          I should note the only real comment that caught my attention was the following:

          Lymph Nodes: Prominent level IIA lymph nodes previously described are
          slightly decreased in size measuring 8 mm on the right and 9 mm on the left
          (series 5, image 241). Prominent left level VA lymph node measuring 6 mm in
          short axis and previously 4 mm (series 5, image 304).

          1. No definite evidence of nodal metastasis.

          2. Left level Va lymph node is slightly increased in size but does not meet
          criteria for enlargement and does not exhibit suspicious features. This is
          indeterminate; recommend attention on follow-up imaging.

          Lymph nodes increase & decrease in size all the time. Not too worried about that one guy going from 4mm to 6mm at all, but yeah worth keeping an eye on.

            Are you still stage 2 ? If so, I believe there is a trial for high risk stage 2 folks and immunotherapy. These drugs have done wonders those that have progressed to stage 3 and 4 .
                Thanks caman. I was initially diagnosed as 2b. The surgery was successful, the cancer was localized and removed, my lymph nodes were clean and so was the WLE area.

                I’ll ask Dr. Salama about the immunotherapy on Monday. I suspect I won’t qualify as I’m technically NED right now. I asked about it before and she said I would have had to have been 2c to qualify but I can ask again

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