Mine was 8 out of 64.
When you use the Mayo Clinic nom... there's some word for calculator that they use that's eluding me right now (anyone?) -- it does make a difference when the tested number is larger. However, I have had some oncologists who feel it doesn't make that much of a difference when you know it's already spread to 8 or 9 or whatever.
In other words, I'm pretty sure 22 is a significant number (again, others on here know much, much more than I), so that they're confident to stage it. Like, maybe those 44 additional were not necessary in my case...
Dx 2/2017, age 45, 2 kids: 6 yrs & 3 yrs
History of Crohn's disease - dx in 1997; in remission, thus no colonoscopy in over 10 years
Anemia dx 11/16: GI doc assured me "the likelihood of colon cancer" was "very low".
Stage 3C - T3N2b
8/64 lymph nodes; clear margins surgery 3/17
12 cycles of Folfox 4/17-9/17
3-month CT scan midway through chemo, no changes
2-3-month CT scan post chemo 11/17 slightly larger lung nodule (incr. from 7mm to 8 or 9mm)
follow-up CT scan 3/18 - NED!