Enlarged Lymph Nodes on 6 Month CT

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Enlarged Lymph Nodes on 6 Month CT

Postby mmckenz13 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:08 pm

New member to the forum and am looking for some insight. I was diagnosed June of 2017 with a 5 cm tumor in my ascending colon followed by a right-hemi colectomy shortly after. The pathology staged it at 2B with no signs of spread to other organs or the 50 lymph node removed during surgery. No followup chemo was done. I was diagnosed due to severe fatigue which persisted for months post surgery. I received 5 IV iron infusions in October which seemed to rectify that issue but I have had some recent re-occurrences. I had a CT scan as part of my 6 month and was told that the scan revealed 2 enlarged lymph nodes near the surgical site. I have a PET scan schedule for next Monday.

How worried should I be?

Thanks in advance,

Diagnosed 06/04/17, age 48
Right Hemi-Colectomy 06/19/17
Stage 2b colon cancer, T4aN0M0
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/50 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
CT Scan moved up due to high recurring fatique of undetermined cause - 01/12/18
Enlarged Lymph nodes revealed by CT
PET Scan - 01/22/18
NED - 01/23/18

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Re: Enlarged Lymph Nodes on 6 Month CT

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:30 am

I hope your PET scan goes well and that you get answers soon!*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 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18

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Re: Enlarged Lymph Nodes on 6 Month CT

Postby Achilles Torn » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:53 pm

I think you have a decent chance this is not cancer. Lymph nodes can be enlarged for many other reasons. If they are cancer you say that they are local so still within the realm of treatment for a complete cure.
The PET scan should give you more information but try not to worry.
40 yo Male. BC Canada. Sigmoid Colectomy Dec. 2016
Pathology T3N2bM1 19 of 24 Nodes Positive + tumour deposits
PET scan - Para-Aortic and Iliac Lymph node spread. Stage VI.
Moderately differentiated. MSS. KRAS/BRAF Wild.
Mutations: TP53, ERBB4, MLL3, PDCD1LG2, PRKDC, SMAD3
FOLFOX Commenced Jan 9/2017 - Avastin(Bev) added after round 1.
June 2017 Dose Reduction on Round 11 due to Neuropathy.
Good PET Scan July 2017 - on maintenance 5FU/Bev every 2 weeks until progression.

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Re: Enlarged Lymph Nodes on 6 Month CT

Postby Writingdoc2 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:24 pm

I had some prominent lymph nodes around my surgical sites for about 8 months following my HIPEC surgery. They were reactive, not cancerous.
Diagnosed June 2015, Stage 3C
12 rounds of Folfox, 8/15-2/16
Recurrence to abdominal wall, uterus, ovary, and fallopian tube, July 2016
HIPEC, Sept. 2016, NED
Irinotecan (clean-up), 11/16-4/17
Recurrence in abdominal wall scar, 7/17
HIPEC #2, Oct. 2017

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