Jan 13, 2012 - 8:30 pm
I have been reading a lot of the stories and am amazed at how many of you had no lymph node involvement. I was feeling positive about my experience, but now, Im not so sure. I had a very small tumor, size of a dime, in the RML and had the lobe removed. All the docs were convinced this was a "snatch and grab"...no chemo, no radiation. No lymph nodes lit up on PET. After surgery, it was found all 5 were involved with one that had material that looked like it was growing a tumor. Something was mentioned about freefloating cells in the removed love. Vascular/Lymphatic system involvement. My onologist stated 4 cycles of chemo and I had an extremely good chance of being "cured". Why didnt they see the lymph nodes on the PET? How many of you had several lymph nodes involved and just had surgery and chemo???