Inoperable para aortic lymph nodes
Hi, I'm 41 and was diagnosed last month with colon cancer after a bout of supposed 'food poisoning' in Feb this year. I had a left hemicolectomy last week and I'm back home now so first hurdle is over The surgeon told me they could not remove all the tumour as some of the para aortic lymph nodes were in a location too dangerous to remove them. I just wondered, is this classed as stage 4? My colorectal nurse has said it's unlikely the chemo will remove the cancer in these nodes though it's not certain how my body will react until the treatment so I must stay positive. I also wondered if anyone else is in a similar situation please?