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by Eternal optimist
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Para Aortic Lymph Node Spread
Replies: 3
Views: 1907

Re: Para Aortic Lymph Node Spread

Hi Emzee, Welcome back to the forum. I was diagnosed nearly 2 years ago with a sigmoid tumour and PALN spread, and soon to have my first course of radiation on this area. I have also read whatever I can find (mainly via google). My understanding is that PALN spread is not unsusual, but what is unusu...
by Eternal optimist
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Para-aortic node recurrence
Replies: 27
Views: 6624

Re: Para-aortic node recurrence

Hi Emzee, I must have been reading your original post as you were writing this one! I will post my reply there as I have already started it. I'm planning to come back and update this thread, but had the christmas and new year off from thinking too much about cancer. Im seeing my radiologist early ne...
by Eternal optimist
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Para-aortic node recurrence
Replies: 27
Views: 6624

Re: Para-aortic node recurrence

Do you know if your tumour had any mutations? What do you mean when you say they didn't get clear margins on the node? Sorry I forgot to reply to this! I have no mutations found. The pathologist found cancer cells less than 1mm away from the edge of the node where it was dissected, so it was consid...
by Eternal optimist
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Para-aortic node recurrence
Replies: 27
Views: 6624

Re: Para-aortic node recurrence

Thanks everyone, sorry I didn't get a chance to reply yesterday, my son had a christmas concert that seemed to take up most of my day, and I scheduled the rest of the day to feel sorry for myself! I've realised I have put an errant dot in my signature, the node was 17mm. I did also speak to my surgi...
by Eternal optimist
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Para-aortic node recurrence
Replies: 27
Views: 6624

Para-aortic node recurrence

Hi, I have not posted before but have found this board really helpful, especially with information about lymph node only spread. I am not sure how to proceed after my latest scan results, so I would love to hear opinions on what I should do next. I was stage 4 when diagnosed 21 months ago, with spre...

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