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Colon Tumor Surgery
donmrla; posted:
Just got out of hosp with removal of larger tumor 10cm, full blockage. Dr had 4 lymph nodes tested as negative. I understand from other sources that 12 is a minimum to test, right or ??
bbbaaammm responded:
When I had my surgery 18 lymph nodes were removed. The surgeon took all that were on the right side of my abdomen. Seven out of 18 tested positive. A friend of mine had colon cancer later and had 13 taken out and 4 of his were positive. I was told that not all people have the same amount of lymph nodes. I hope others will respond because I would like to hear more on the subject. Will you have to have chemo?
donmrla; replied to bbbaaammm's response:
Yes, I am getting the PET CT scan to confirm nodule on liver as either a cyst or a small tumor. Then will start chemo probably next week

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