Originally Posted by Nassau one
It was during a ct scan for a pain in my left lower abdomen that my enlarged nodes were found in my mesentery. Due to the size and formation the radiologist suspected I either had lymphoma or leukemia and a biopsy proved I had lymphoma. I would think that your doctors do not suspect lymphoma or they would have carried out a biopsy. Maybe too the size of the nodes does not justify further investigation. Enlarged nodes can be caused by other conditions such as infection. Even for people diagnosed with lymphoma, a watch and wait approach is often recommended if there are no symptoms. I can understand your concern especially as a breast cancer survivor (congratulations!) It is said that too many scans are not good either but sometimes they are necessary to monitor conditions and we have to weigh up the advantages against the disadvantages. Do keep us updated on how you are. ....anxiety and stress are not fun!
Hi Just wondered how you are doing & what treatment you have received? My husband sounds very similar to you. Has had Follicular Lymphoma 3 tumors in abdomen, had R-CVP for 6 months, plus Rituximab every 2 months & all clear for 11 months.
Recent cat scan shows large mass at root of intestine (I am guessing it is the Mesentery as its the only thing I have come up with that specifically refers to a 'root'). He is having biopsy & lumbar puncture tomorrow and we would really like to know what they have treated you with & how you are feeling?
The specialist says can't operate suggesting using R-CHOP.