Sep 01, 2009 - 3:28 pm
OK. We all know how important is to have lymph nodes taken during the surgery for staging. Not only the number but also the location of the lymph nodes is important. My mom had 20 lymph nodes taken, 2 of those were positive for micrometastasis. However there was no para aortic lymph node taken - because the surgeon thought that everything is ok and not needed. This will not change the stage, it is still stage IIIc, but it would change the radiation field. She had pelvic radiation while she might needed whole abdomen radiation (if indeed had positive para aortic lymph nodes). Now I just hope that the chemotherapy took care of those.. I would like to hear if you had para aortic lymph nodes taken, were there positive or negative and what kind of radiation you had. Thanks thanks thanks always thanks.