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Lymph nodes near the kidneys?

JoanneNH
Posts: 59
Joined: Sep 2013

Prior to surgery (9/17/2013) and abdominal CT scan (9/9/2013)  I have been given the designation of a T2N0M0.  

How to they test to see if it has spread to lymph nodes?  Do they remove a few to test?  If so, where are they located?  I can't seem to find any on anatomic diagrams.  Will they light up on the CT scan tomorrow if positive?

Thanks.

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mrs_blkjak
Posts: 87
Joined: Apr 2013

They may be larger on ct than what they should be. That is how they found my husband's. he had a lymph node biopsy that confirmed that it had spread. Here is a link to a diagram to show you where the lymph nodes are located. 

https://www.google.com/search?q=retroperitoneal+lymph+nodes+diagram&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#biv=i%7C0%3Bd%7CAtzDMy_gdSaaKM%3A

JoanneNH
Posts: 59
Joined: Sep 2013

Thanks!!  That is exactly what I was looking for.

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