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thanks for giving me your lung cancer history.
1.3cm paratracheal lymph node could be 100% normal or a reactive lymph node.
in the winter, if you have a cough or cold or sneezing or allergies, this can cause 1.3cm paratracheal lymph nodes.
you could get a PET/CT scan
inflamed or reactive lymph nodes sometimes can have low SUV uptake on PET scan like in the 2-4 range.
I would just continue to watch it with another chest CT Scan in 2-3 months.
it is a low chance for recurrence of lung cancer.
the prior CT scan report most likely does not report the lymph node.
I bet it was like 0.9cm in size and now it is 1.3cm
but that sort of increase is normal and not due to cancer.
cancer would cause lymph nodes to be larger than 2-3cm in size usually.
no, it doesn't change my opinion.
I bet that lymph node is still benign.