Lymph Nodes, How May Taken

DrienneB
DrienneB Member Posts: 182
Hi Everyone, If you have a few minutes for this and you are able, would you give me the following data on your cancer? I am most interested in learning about your own experience with regards to cancer type/stage and number of lymph nodes dissected.  I am sending these questions to a few of the discussion boards concerning female cancers. Thank you, jane



  1. Primary tumor location:
  2. Month/year of cancer diagnosis:
  3. Stage determined when cancer first discovered:
  4. Stage determined at time of or after initial debulking surgery:
  5. Grade/Type of tumor:
  6. Quantity of Lymph Nodes Removed:

Here’s mine:

  1. Uterus
  2. May/2013
  3. Stage III
  4. Stage IIIB
  5. Grade 3/MMMT or Carcinosarcoma
  6. 84 lymph nodes



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  • Lou Ann M
    Lou Ann M Member Posts: 996
    edited October 2016 #2
    My data

    1. Uterus although they first thought it was cervical

    2. Aug. 2012

    3. II

    4. IV

    5. Serous Papillary Endometrial Andocarsinoma high grade (never given a number)

    6. No lymph nodes, but positive pelvic wash

  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,477 Member
    Primary tumor location:
    1. Primary tumor location: Uterus
    2. Month/year of cancer diagnosis: 8-15
    3. Stage determined when cancer first discovered: I
    4. Stage determined at time of or after initial debulking surgery: II
    5. Grade/Type of tumor: 3 UPSC
    6. Quantity of Lymph Nodes Removed: None - he thought nothing looked like it was worth removing; however, after he found out there were UPSC cells, I think he wished he'd have taken some.

    Love,

    Eldri

  • Editgrl
    Editgrl Member Posts: 903 Member
    edited October 2016 #4
    My info

    1. Uterus

    2. Diagnosed June 2015

    3. Stage at Diagnosis: Stage 1

    4. Stage after Surgery: Stage IIIc

    5. Grade 3, carcinosarcoma or serous carcinoma, depending on which pathologist

    6. 22

  • DrienneB
    DrienneB Member Posts: 182
    edited October 2016 #5
    Lou Ann M said:

    My data

    1. Uterus although they first thought it was cervical

    2. Aug. 2012

    3. II

    4. IV

    5. Serous Papillary Endometrial Andocarsinoma high grade (never given a number)

    6. No lymph nodes, but positive pelvic wash

    My Data

    Thank you so much, Lou Ann.

    -jane

     

  • DrienneB
    DrienneB Member Posts: 182

    Primary tumor location:

    1. Primary tumor location: Uterus
    2. Month/year of cancer diagnosis: 8-15
    3. Stage determined when cancer first discovered: I
    4. Stage determined at time of or after initial debulking surgery: II
    5. Grade/Type of tumor: 3 UPSC
    6. Quantity of Lymph Nodes Removed: None - he thought nothing looked like it was worth removing; however, after he found out there were UPSC cells, I think he wished he'd have taken some.

    Love,

    Eldri

    Primary tumor location_lymph nodes

    Thank you Eldri.

    It's a strange situation we find ourselves in, where little is known and treatment options come at such a price. I hope you are feeling better. I like your photo! Your hair is so cute.

    -jane

  • DrienneB
    DrienneB Member Posts: 182
    edited October 2016 #7
    Info

    Thank you Chris.

    -jane

  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,616 Member
    edited October 2016 #8
    My info

    1  Uterus

    2  March 2012

    3  Not staged  preop

    4  1a

  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,616 Member
    Continued

    5  UPSC

    6  five

  • MAbound
    MAbound Member Posts: 1,164 Member
    edited October 2016 #10
    My Data
    1. Primary tumor location: Uterus
    2. Month/year of cancer diagnosis: 4/16
    3. Stage determined when cancer first discovered: Grade 3 from endometrial biopsy; initial physical exam by oncologist had me as a Stage I or II cervical cancer, but that got changed during my surgery.
    4. Stage: Initial pathology during surgery defined me as having endometrial adenocarcinoma rather than cervical with 30% myometrial involvement, but that got increased to 70% when origin was later determined to be at the narrower part of the uterus between the cervix and the fundus. It was ultimately decided that I am Stage 3a.
    5. Grade/Type of tumor: Grade 3
    6. Quantity of Lymph Nodes Removed:15 total: 7 from left pelvis(one positive); 6 from right pelvis (one positive); two para-aortic (both negative); pelvic wash suspicious and so repeated 09/27 after done with chemo (still waiting for results). 1st post-chemo PET/CT negative.
    7. Treatment: 1 cycle Carbo/Taxol; 5 cycles Carbo/Taxotere; EBRT pending 2nd pelvic wash results & my nerve to have it.
  • txtrisha55
    txtrisha55 Member Posts: 693 Member
    edited October 2016 #11
    1. Uterus

    1. Uterus

    2.1April 2011

    3. No stage given found cancer cells after d&c  crom reg gyn dr she set appt with gyn onc dr for 4 April 11, had surgery 8 April 11

    4. After surgery per pathology report - stage 3c1 carcinoma sarcoma in uterus and 2 cells in 1 node

    5. Tumor in uterus stage 1a. But 2 cells in 1 node increased it to stage 3c1 / grade 3 cancer.

    6 10  total odes removed on both sides and around the pelvic area

    7. 6 Rounds of carbo & taxal. No radiation. No recurrencene yet.  5 years NED.

     

  • beccabtown
    beccabtown Member Posts: 234
    edited October 2016 #12
    1. Uterus

    1. Uterus

    2. May 2016

    3. Not staged

    4. IIIc2

    5. Grade 3; mixed serous and endometriod adenocarcinoma

    6. 38 nodes taken; 25 positive

     

  • DrienneB
    DrienneB Member Posts: 182
    edited October 2016 #13
    MAbound said:

    My Data

    1. Primary tumor location: Uterus
    2. Month/year of cancer diagnosis: 4/16
    3. Stage determined when cancer first discovered: Grade 3 from endometrial biopsy; initial physical exam by oncologist had me as a Stage I or II cervical cancer, but that got changed during my surgery.
    4. Stage: Initial pathology during surgery defined me as having endometrial adenocarcinoma rather than cervical with 30% myometrial involvement, but that got increased to 70% when origin was later determined to be at the narrower part of the uterus between the cervix and the fundus. It was ultimately decided that I am Stage 3a.
    5. Grade/Type of tumor: Grade 3
    6. Quantity of Lymph Nodes Removed:15 total: 7 from left pelvis(one positive); 6 from right pelvis (one positive); two para-aortic (both negative); pelvic wash suspicious and so repeated 09/27 after done with chemo (still waiting for results). 1st post-chemo PET/CT negative.
    7. Treatment: 1 cycle Carbo/Taxol; 5 cycles Carbo/Taxotere; EBRT pending 2nd pelvic wash results & my nerve to have it.
    Thank you MAbound

    I appreciate this. - jane

  • DrienneB
    DrienneB Member Posts: 182

    1. Uterus

    1. Uterus

    2.1April 2011

    3. No stage given found cancer cells after d&c  crom reg gyn dr she set appt with gyn onc dr for 4 April 11, had surgery 8 April 11

    4. After surgery per pathology report - stage 3c1 carcinoma sarcoma in uterus and 2 cells in 1 node

    5. Tumor in uterus stage 1a. But 2 cells in 1 node increased it to stage 3c1 / grade 3 cancer.

    6 10  total odes removed on both sides and around the pelvic area

    7. 6 Rounds of carbo & taxal. No radiation. No recurrencene yet.  5 years NED.

     

    Stats

    Thank you Texas Trisha! Five years NED, WaHOO!!!

  • Red Corvette
    Red Corvette Member Posts: 114 Member
    Stats

    Mrs. Red's Stats

    1 Uterine

    2 Dec. 2015

    3 not staged

    4 1A

    5 Grade 3 UPSC

    6  37 nodes removed (all clear thank the Lord)

    Red

  • rcdeman
    rcdeman Member Posts: 263 Member
    Mom
    1. Primary tumor location: Uterus, 33% myometrial invasion
    2. Month/year of cancer diagnosis: August 2016
    3. Stage determined when cancer first discovered: No Stage Determined.
    4. Stage determined at time of or after initial debulking surgery: Doctor thought it was endometrial cancer at Stage 1A, Grade 1-2 contained.
    5. Grade/Type of tumor: Turned out to be UPSC Stage 3C1 (one lymph node involved and positive peritoneal washings), Grade 3.
    6. Quantity of Lymph Nodes Removed: 19 pelvic lymph nodes. Now doctor wants her to go back to remove the para-aortic lymph nodes and omentum to complete staging before going on to chemo treatment, so it will be more.
  • DrienneB
    DrienneB Member Posts: 182
    edited October 2016 #17
    Thank you

    Thank you Becca, Red and Rebecca!

    -jane

  • takingcontrol58
    takingcontrol58 Member Posts: 264 Member
    My Info

    1) Primary tumor location -    uterus, both ovaries, small tumor on outer rectum

    2) Month/year of diagnosis - October 2014

    3) Stage at surgery - IIIb

    4) Stage 2 mos after surgery (before treatment) - IV (spread to liver, spleen, outer rectum again,
    nodes in lungs, kidneys, spleen, outer colon)

    5) Grade/Type - Grade 3, endometrioid adenocarcinoma

    6) Lymph nodes removed - 11 removed, all negative, but had lymph-vascular invasion
    31% myometrial invasion, cervix negative for tumor

    7) Treatment - 6 infusions of Taxol/Carbo, no radiation, metformin
    (I originally joined a trial that added metformin or a placebo to the Taxol/Carbo-
    left trial after 2 infusions and got on the actual drug for remaining 4 infusions- still
    on metformin today)

    Trish, 5 years NED, that is amazing!

    Takingcontrol58

     

  • Kvdyson
    Kvdyson Member Posts: 789
    edited October 2016 #19
    Here is My Data
    1. Primary tumor location: Uterus
    2. Month/year of cancer diagnosis: Sept 2015
    3. Stage determined when cancer first discovered: None - found during D&C
    4. Stage determined at time of or after initial debulking surgery: 1b
    5. Grade/Type of tumor: Grade 3/Carcinosarcoma (aka MMMT)
    6. Quantity of Lymph Nodes Removed: 14
  • Nellasing
    Nellasing Member Posts: 528
    Hi New here
    1. Primary tumor location: Uterus - lower uterine segment
    2. Month/year of cancer diagnosis: April 2016
    3. Stage determined when cancer first discovered: grade only 2-3
    4. Stage determined at time of or after initial debulking surgery: Stage 3a
    5. Grade/Type of tumor: 3 Endometrial sarcoma- endometrial adenocarcinoma
    6. Quantity of Lymph Nodes Removed: 9- zero malignancy
  • SettledSue
    SettledSue Member Posts: 55 Member
    My data

    1. Uterus

    2. March 2012

    3. Stage 1 when discovered

    4. Stage 2 determined after surgery

    5. Grade 3/clear cell endometrial

    6. 33 lymph nodes removed, all negative