Apr 19, 2012 - 8:25 am
I am not a nurse but I have been a medical assistant for 25 years. I have given patient results and know a little bit about terminology of reports and so forth. I asked for a copy of my first CT, that was done before first chemo. They said "No obvious tumor" which is good. But a concern is it also said "shotty nodes in the mesentery", the area behind my bowel. I discussed this with him and he said, BUT WE ARE GETTING YOU IN CHEMO. I said yes, but what does this mean?? My lymph biopsies were clear, but this says nodes so I was trying to find out, do I have positive nodes in the mesentery? Again, no real answer, and maybe there is'nt an answer. Anybody else have this? I am thinking it is probably a reaction to the surgery. My lymph nodes trying to heal my body.