Mildy enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes

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Mildy enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes

Postby rissamissa1234 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:39 pm

had a CT scan done with oral contrast and IV contrast. Everything seemed to be normal in the report except for some mildly enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes and region of the ileocecal valve normal except for a few
adjacent mildly prominent nodes. What does that mean? I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis in 2014. And since October 2016 I was hospitalized because I was really sick. I haven't been right diarrhea mostly and just overall feeling of unwell. My colonoscopy showed up normal this year and my endoscopy showed inflammation everywhere and I had an ulcer all biopsies came back normal what does my CT scan mean

thubler
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Re: Mildy enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes

Postby thubler » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:39 pm

Hello. Im in the same boat. My first post chemo CT scan showed mildly enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes. I had a PET scan a week later which showed two enlarged lymph nodes one was 1.2 mm and the other was .9 mm. Both showed minimal uptake and little if any metabolic activity. My Oncologist thinks they are most likely benign but wanted to try for a biopsy. I wasn't a candidate for the biopsy because they were too small. So we are now on a watch and wait period. I just scheduled my next CT scan for the beginning of June. I guess they can be enlarged for numerous different reasons, cancer only being one of them. For me I have diverticulitis and had Cdiff twice during chemo. Im hoping mine are enlarged for a benign reason and hopefully yours are too. Take care and God bless.
III b CC diagnosed at 35 years old.
two primary tumors on ascending/transverse stage 1 and stage 3.
Lynch Positive
Colon resection May 2016.
2/41 lymph nodes positive.
Started Chemo June 2016 Folfox
Finished Chemo November 20, 2016
Clear Endoscopy and Colonoscopy 12/6/16
CT scan 02/07/17 enlarged mesenteric lymph node.
PET scan 02/15/17 Showed minimal uptake in two nodes, little to no metabolic activity. Too small to biopsy.
Stable CT scan 06/05/17

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Mildy enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:42 pm

I hope they are enlarged for benign reasons.*hugs*
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/2016
NED 11/10/16

sammer718
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Re: Mildy enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes

Postby sammer718 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:08 pm

It's so hard waiting and not knowing. I think it's worse than just knowing what I'm up against and what the plan is. I'm getting a needle biopsy next week for an enlarged lymph node near my kidney. I'm worried they won't be able to biopsy and then I'll just be in limbo.
28 y/o female.
Stage IIIc colon cancer 9/2015. Sigmoid colon resection, removal of tumor.
12 folfox/5fu treatments 10/15- 3/16.
Clear CT scan 4/16.
Clear colonoscopy 7/16.
Clear CT scan 10/16.
Found enlarged lymph nodes in peritoneal cavity 4/17 on CT scan.
Pet scan confirmed enlarged retroperitoneal lymph node 4/17.
Started FOLFIRI + Avastin 5/17


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