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no, that SUV change can be from normal variation and is unclear if the disease is truly regressing or not.
yes, most likely a para-aortic mass is from enlarged para-aortic lymph nodes filled with cancer.
yes, from the PET scan results, there is still cancer there.
let me know if you have questions.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX useful. Two reports (from separate sources) have confirmed that the recurrence is stable, measuring 2.3 x 3.3 x 3.4cms.
This doesn't sound like a lymph node(s), more a single tumour.
What is your opinion?
a tumor can start to grow in a lymph node and then grow and enlarge.
so a cancerous mass there can be in a lymph node and contain tumor.