I wanted to chime in too. Last CT scan, his report indicated several nodes and nodules that previous reports did not show. Onc says they were there but they were never reported (which kind of irks me). So, I got scared and went to his last appointment. Onc says they have been there since diagnosis and have not grown. He said they would have doubled if they were cancer. As my signature indicates, he has a lymph node that is 1.3 cm in addition to 3 lung nodules. We are just following up annually per usual. His CEA was 1.4 after surgery and is less than 0.5 now. I just hate it that they didn't put the lung nodules in the report in 2015 or the lymph nodes in 2016. Doc says that is because they are insignificant.
DH T2 N1b M0. 3/15 positive nodes.
Stage IIIA moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma.
Tumor size 6 cm.
Left hemicolectomy 10/26/15.
FOLFOX 11/30/15 to 5/2/16, full 12 cycles.
10/3/16 CT scan clear.
11/10/17 CT: "Focal opacity along the left lower lung, 7 mm. Two small peripheral opacities along the right lower lobe, 2 to 3 mm. A few small to mildly prominent left-sided central mesenteric nodes, up to 13 mm. There are subcentimeter retroperitoneal lymph nodes."