obturator lymph node metastasis?

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obturator lymph node metastasis?

Postby Mercy110 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:25 pm

Mum has just done a CT last week and result received today. Nothing very significant except her lung mets increased in number and size, and obturator lymph node metastasis.

So the question is what is obturator lymph node metastasis and are there any methods eliminating or destroying it? Anyone with similar experience can help or say something about this? Mums CEA is increasing stably which concerns us very much. She is not showing any symptoms temporarily and the hospital already told us Keytrida is not a standard treatment. We are in Hong Kong. Please help. Any advice appreciated. Thanks!
My Mum (age 56), NRAS-mutate Q61R
2017-05: Surgery with stoma. T4N1M0. Stage3C. Xeloda Only. Increasing CEA. CT: Multiple lung nodules. Stage4.
2017-09: 85% FOLFOX + Avastin, stable CT
2018-03 to 05: Folfox Allergy, Folfiri (with Avastin since Oct)
2019: CEA:178, started Irinotecan+Zaltrip+TS-1, 25 times radio with xeloda
2020: CEA: 217.3, pending treatment


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Re: obturator lymph node metastasis?

Postby Punky44 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:39 am

So sorry for what you are going through. From my understanding those are external iliac nodes I believe. Are you getting care in Hong Kong? I don’t know much about removal of these nodes at reoccurrence but I do know it’s standard to surgically remove these in Japan and some doctors in the US are doing it as well. Prayers for you!
Caregiver to my amazing mom (68 at dx)
10/1/18 DX with rectal cancer; CEA 17
Total neoadjuvant therapy:
8 rounds Folfox 11/5/18 - 2/11/19
Short course radiation 3/14/19 - 3/20/19
Robotically assisted laparoscopic LAR 3/21/19
Pathology report says yT2N0M0 with 0/38 nodes
6/28/19 Reversal and port out
CEA 2.1; 1.9; 2.6; 2.8; 2.3; 2.4
Latest update: 6/20–Clear CT; 9/22—CEA 2.4

Me: 34, first colonoscopy 11/16/18—normal! Come back in 5 years.

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