What are Lymph Node Removal Cancer Surgeries? List from Cancer Survivors

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late may - biopsy june 7 - port
esophagectomy, June06. Removed esophagus and half of stomach leaving me with a stomaphagus.Lost 50 pounds. Permanent (so far) damage to pancreas.
double mastectomy and reconstruction 1995
7/14/08 Right breast lumpectomy with axillary node disection of 23 nodes - all negative
09/14/09 total abdominal hysterectomy with lymph nodes also removed
from Oct. 2004 to July 2009 I have had 3 colon surgeries, now there is nothing left, a total hysterectomy and my gallbladder removed. I have had more colonoscopies than I can count...and have had two port-a-caths in and out.
Ascending colon removed along with all blood vessels and lymph nodes feeding the ascending colon. Surgery was on May 11, 2004. No side effects. Ron went peacefully onto Heaven on May 1, 2011. Ron will be greatly missed especially by his wife Sara.
1.Radical mastectomy October 24th 2007 Immediate reconstruction October 24th 2007 2.Reconstruction after Capsular Contracture following radiotherapy Jan 2008 3.Reconstruction surgery continued June 2008
Unilateral mastectomy (October 2008) with immediate reconstruction with tissue expander which was replaced with silicone implant July 2009.
Surgery (radical tonsillectomy and neck dissection to remove 5 lymph nodes) was performed October 20, 2009 at Loyola University Medical Center. Two lymph nodes were cancerous, one with extra capsular extensions.
Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital,Oct. 21, 2009. Total thyroidectomy, bilateral central & right lateral neck dissection, autotransplant of one parathyroid.Removal of 75 lymph nodes; 26 malignant
**update** had TT and the surgery was successful. I advice you to sit back and observe this site first before the final result then you can ramble on. I did ramble on thru cancer scare before final result so I regret it. If it comes up negative, you won't get over the cancer scare for the rest of your life. Mark my words.
colorectal tumor removal, illeostomy, liver and lung tumor removal, tonsillectomy for B-Cell lymphoma.
Surgery set for January 2010, complete removal of rectal arrea,as well as all lymph nodes, and permanent colostomy due to location of tumor.
On October 9th I had Bi-lateral lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy, 3 incisions...i made it through that, still really sore 3 weeks later...told yesterday that Pathology found ANOTHER UNRELATED breast cancer on the tissue sample. Invasive Lobular Carcinoma.....SURGERY ALL OVER AGAIN!!
DaVinci radical hysterectomy with lymph node removal 11/03/2009
Biopsy done August 28th/09 Quadroscopy and biopsies November 27 Feb. 18, 2010 Major 21 hr combination surgeries with complications
tonsil and lymph nodes removed
First surgery was in 7/08 for orchiectomy,that wasnt to bad..my second was lymphadenectomy on 4/09 this one left me with a nice zipper like scar down my stomch.more to come...
Lymph node biopsies / Bone marrow biopsy -8/09
Total rad. hysterectomy, cytoreduction, colon resection 5/06 (menopause, bilateral hydronephrosis); cytoreduction, node removal, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, bowel resection, ileostomy (since reversed, thank god) 10/07; subcutaneous tumor removal 6/09 (ugly scars)
removed omentum, all female oragans, lymp nodes on oct 31. 2008 along with volleyball sized tumor, was staged at a 1c initially. did the initial 6 treatments of chemo was so called in remission, got a chest cold 3 months later and a pet scan revealed the cancer was now a stage 4 with mets throughout.
1/30/09 surgery to remove as much of a large tumor from thoracic spine and to insert titanium rods for support; I wear a TLSO brace because the back was riddled with lesions that collapsed vertebrae and will unlikely grow back because of the chemo that contributes to more loss of bone.
Dec 19th 2008 lymph node removal for biopsy, bone marrow biopsy.
Colonectomy with out colonostomy. 05 liver resection and ablation. 06 hysterectomy and liver ablation.07 percutaneous liver ablation.08 liver resection 09
removal of lump and lymph node followed be tonsil removal side effects slight neck stiffness worse in cold weather also went for the perg tube early on which did help
Had bi-lateral mastectomy. Pretty tough surgery. Had 4 drainage tubes for a week. Most uncomfortable other than surgery site: Had to sleep on my back at a 45 degree angle and I always slept on one of my sides. This lasted about 3 weeks.
Right sided Retromastoid craniotomy/ Excision of CP angle tomour done in Colombo, Sri Lanka on March 7, 2009. Side Effects: Right facial palsy, right trigeminal dysfunction, and right hearing loss.
Radical trechelectomy with lymph node removal on January 21, 2010. Slight nausea for the first three days. Definitely should not have sneezed on the 10th day. Hysterectomy, appendectomy, ovary transposition, and repositioning of bowel fat pad on March 11, 2010. Some acid reflux at 48 hour mark, but I feel better overall after this second surgery.
Colectomy with 11 lymph nodes removed (3 were positive) - recovered well 1/2005 Winchester Medical Center, Winchester Va Hysteresctomy with Appendectomy- 10/2008 Recovered well. UVA Hospital What was supposed to be liver resection and gall bladder removal ended up as explotratory- 9/2009 Trouble healing (incision opened, took 4 months to heal,Very fatigued after and til now.) UVA Hospital Stomach Tube Insertion and 4th Mediport placement.- Radiology Department, Winchester Medical Center 1/2010 healing well. I have had alot of issues with previous port placements.
5/20/09-lumpectomy, axillary dissection. Drain was hell, messy, embarrassing, it hurt having a 5 month old infant to care for, and it clogged once, and sent me to the ER...
Had a thyroidectomy March 2003 with an RAE131 ablation 8 weeks later, had residual thyroid cells on the thyroid bed ablated 18 months later. everything was GREAT until Oct. 2009 when I felt a bump on the side of my neck and my then endro. assured me that everyone had them, but then my Primary provider decided to send me to a thyroid specialist who first ordered a CT scan and then a Lymphectomy which proved to be cancerous with Papillary Cancer. Because of the Holidays and other scheduling conflicts on the doctor's part the surgery was put off until Feb 24 2010. I had a right neck dissection in which 28 Lymph Nodes were removed along with the outer jugular vein were removed. 8 of the 28 lymph nodes were canerous. Had 217 mCi of RAI June 16, 2010 had to wait until Nov. 30 to a PET scan which showed that the RAI had not killed the cancers and also that the cancers that were on the 4 lobes of the lungs had grown. I have now been diagnosed as a Pulmonary Mestastic Diesease patient.
First week of May 2010- removal of tumor, and ileostomy Second surgery to reverse ileostomy after 4 mos of chemo
April 7, 2010 - radical hysterectomy with lymph node and omentum removal. Ovarian cancer discovered in surgery. Surgery recovery was very easy for me.
8/6/08- Total colectomy and appendectomy... after surgery body went into acidosis. 8/7/08- Emergency surgery from complications... resection of the small intestine and temporary ileostomy. 10/8/08- Reversal of the ileostomy. Extremely sick for the following month, then found out I had an infection. 11/10/08- Lung surgery due to a developed strep infection in my liver and lung cavity. 12/12/11- Partial oopherectomy to remove a mass. Mass was benign and endometriosis was confirmed.
Radical Neck Dissection, April 7,2010, Tightness of the jaw, constant pulling sensation, crooked smile, occasional head aches.
2/17/10 - Lumpectomy, Axillary Node Dissection, Medi port 3/10/10 Re-excision
Dad had a Whipple procedure on 2/15/10. The tumor was completely removed along with 12 lymph nodes (only one tested positive). His side effects have been pain, nausea, gas build up, bile build up and hiccups which caused him to start throwing up the bile so bad he had to go to the ER. Finally found the right combination of medication to get rid of all of the side effects.
Orchiectomy, RPLLND June 08' Loss of Right Kidney, hospilized for most of June and July. Abdomon fulid build up, TPN, high heart rate (150 resting)
Had Whipple surgery done on 2/15
Lymph node removal in leg
February 10, 2010 - Surgery went extremely well...removed all visible signs of cancer from diaphragm, liver, colon, as well as omentum and complete hysterectomy. Appendix came out as well (seems to be the protocol). My mother became very depressed and was given anti-depressants.
Completed thyroidectomy on 2/24/10 was a breeze. Vocal chord damage.
Biopsy showed cancer right soft palate. Radical Neck Dissection 06/07/2010. Extreme pain. 2 of the 32 Lymphnodes show cancer and 1 lympnode show cancer broke out of the lymphnode. Biopsy of the sternum 01/2011.
2 July 2008: Removal of both ovaries, uterus, omentum, and a bowel resection. IP Port and IV port inserted. IP Port later removed.
Lumpectomy 2010, ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed June 2011, double mastectomy with reconstruction November 2011, lumpectomy with brachytherapy October 2012
Tonsillectomy (3rd set which I didn't know we had these are below your adenoids and normal tonsils you cant see)which for an adult is a horrible experience however bad they tell you it is multiply it by 5, plus a Grade 1 neck dissection removing 42 Lymph nodes, a muscle and nerve in top front of shoulder that I cant figure out what I need it for, and removal of one of my juggler veins (didn't know I had more than one) 6 Weeks to recover to manageable pain and comfort level
Radical removal of tissue in my neck, head, and chest including the removal of part of my tongue. Other than 24/7 pain in my left trapezoid muscle and a reduction in the mobility of my left arm I've had no other long term problems with side effects from the surgery.
Radical Hyst -- May 10th Partial Masectomy, Sentinel Node Biopsy--July 19th
Hopefully a lumpectomy after chemo has shrunken the mass; otherwise a mastectomy; reconstructive surgery. Post Op. note: bilateral mastectomy after two attempts at lumpectomy - good thing because undetected cancer was found in both nipples. It's all in a jar now!
Aug. 15, 2008. Total thyroidectomy with left neck dissection. Side effects: keloid scar (greatly improved with steroid shots and pressure bandages), range of motion problems, voice problems, diminished parathyroid function. I take calcium and Vitamin D supplements.
Radical Mastectomy in Dec 2000 - couldn't have reconstructive surgery because too many lymph nodes were malignant & had to start immediate aggressive chemotherapy Complete Hysterectomy in Aug 2001 - growths were benign!! Wound Debredment Surgery in July 09 for non-healing wound caused from removing infected medical port. To get this completely healed took more than six months of treatments at the Wound Care Center. It was very painful and worse than chemo side effects.
Biopsy on April 20, 2010. Cancer diag. on April 23.
left neck lymph node removal in July of '09. This was for a biopsy to find the primary site.
Nov.10,2009=lumpectomy & removal of 4 lymph glands Nov.23,2009=took more breast tissue margin around the site of the lump & inserted my port-a-cath. I still have some neuropathy around the lymph gland removal site
Cervical lymph nodes removed Sep 2009. Surgery went smoothly. Iliac (abominal lymph node removed) and ovary removed for freezing after relapse in April 2010. PermCath placed R side of chest/neck May 2010 for salvage chemo and autograft of stem cells.
Jan 2009 1st node removed from lower rt chin March 2009 2 node removed from under rt arm pit April port put in Oct port removed no chemo yet all nodes disappear March 2010 Nodes removed from left shoulder sometime in July they are going to remove the new node in rt neck area to confirm diagnosis forgot they bone marrow extraction March 2009
Hysterectomy 3/25/10 - no suspicion of cancer; pathology report showed tumors in uterus and ovary; Staging Surgery 5/17/10 - more cancer found in cervix and fatty tissue
will receive surgery date after last day of chemo/radiation.
Excision 11/2, then re-excision 11/15, then bilateral mastectomy 12/15 when they couldn't get everything. Also had port placement in my left subclavian.
March 09 -lumpectomy and lymph nodes removed. A drain I called wayne came to stay in my body for a week. We didn't get on .
Total Thyroidectomy, 07/06/2007 - 15 weeks pregnant
Neck Biopsy: 18 Jun 2010: none I/O: 15 Jul 2010: ?
Surgery July 2, 2010: No Colostomy bag, Praise God! Hardly any rectum left, and 14-16 inches of my colon removed. I cannot urinate on my own and have to self cath at this point. I have no feelings down there, and often cannot tell I've had a bowel movement. I hope this passes. There is a peculiar knot in my insicion line...
July 7th, resection of rectum. tempoary colo bag, Oct 1st, surgery to repair fistula from the first surgery
1/4/11 - Lumpectomy. Had 3 lymph nodes taken out. Lymph nodes negative and had clear margins. Scars were minimal and healing was suprisingly very easy. The worst part about the whole surgery process was the injection of the radioactive substance the put in through my nipple as they "thought" I was numb enough to administer it. It was EXTREMELY painful!
June 2007 Total Thyroidectomy - calcuim dropped and extended my stay for 2 more days. 12/1/09 Left neck disection - removal of my lymp nodes - I was under longer than planned and I was soo sick with nausea during my stay in the hospital that and numbness from top of my ear to the top of my shoulder.
Lymph node removal and biopsy 3 bone marrow biopsies
Inguinal Orchientomy Dec 2002: like having wisdom teeth removed, except it was one of my balls. Retropertinteal Lymph Node Dissection (RPLND) Jan 2003: Rough stuff. Digestive system took several months to get back to normal. Made worse by taking hydocodone (Vicodin) without adequate food. Eight years later I am in the best shape of my life.
surgery after chemo july 21st, lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy and wires to locate ... not as bad as I thought it would be, less painful following surgery, faster recovery
Partial mastectomy, vertebreaplasty, two times port insertion, lymph nodes removal. Side effects: vertebraeplasty: when it's cold it feels like I have steel in my verterbrae. Lymph node removal: cannot rise my left arm as much as my right one
Had chest x-ray July 10, CT scan July 17th PET scan July 24th. Lymphnode biopsy set for tomorrow August 12th. Port put in August 23rd.
7/29/10FNA of thyroid (not bad), 8/5/10Vacuum Assisted Core Needle Biopsy on breast mass(Ouch but better in 24 hours),8/18/10 mediport insertion(localized soreness),8/19/10 Bilateral Bone Marrow Biopsy(Ouch followed by days of sore) Lumpectomy 3/16/18 with Sentinel Node Biopsy
Resection surgery on September 17th.
DIEP flap.
Had a terible surgeon for my biopsy. Felt my whole biopsy, October 2009, and was in pain for days afterwards. For my lumpectomy, November 2009, changed to Dr. Fine, and my lumpectomy and sentinol node surgery was wonderful. I do have grade 1 lymphodema as a result of my surgery (had nine lymph nodes taken out). January 26 will have ovaries out as I am unable to take tamoxifen.
09/2006 – My first head CT showing 3.4cm X 2.9 tumor in my head 09/2006 – Surgery to remove tumor through mouth 06/2007- Surgery to remove tumor through nose and mouth 08/2009- Embolism surgery for Giant Cell Granuloma in head (x2) 09/2009 – facial degloving and attempt to remove Giant Cell 08/2010- Anorectum Ansocopy and removal of Squamous Cell 09/2010- Removal of upper right jaw and remaining sinus to remove Granuloma 10/2010 – One more surgery scheduled on my anus exterior and interior to remove cancerous cells
bilateral mastectomy 10/11/2010- surgery went well, no complications
October 7, 2010- Port Implant February 8, 2011- Colon resection resulting in a permanent colostomy (which I was in hopes to avoid)
Removal of ovary, fallopian tube, and lymphnodes
I had a total thyroidectomy in April. They also removed twenty-some lymph nodes on the left side of my neck.
Davinci total hysterectomy Oct 11, 2010. None so far
Right cervical lymphnode excisional biopsy 9/23/2010 PowerPort placement 11/22/2010
2008- Partial masc. an the beginning of chemo.(Mar).2008(Oct) Double mascetomy with reconstruction. 2008 ( Nov)complete hystorectomy.2009( Apr.) implants and about three months later the nipples were constructed. 2010 (Mar) body rejected the implants and they were removed. And after that I suffered infections and four more surgeries until thsi brings me here to this website as of tody.
laproscopy complete hysterectomy
sorry dont know all the terminology,here in the uk we are not as informed,by the doctors,lymph gland removed by surgery,just the normal side effects from minor sugery
too many surgeries. Since my recent diagnosis Feb 2, 2010 I have not had any surgeries. Nothing left to remove.
had tuomor and part of pancreas and 9 lymph nodes along with spleen removed in Dec. 2001...just post-op pain...Dec. 2005 R.F.A. on liver along with resection...same with post-op
Oct. 18, 2010- medi-port
Oct 23 2009 Radical Hysterectomy and pelvic lymph dissection Oct 20 2010 Para-Aotic Lymph dissection
I was lucky that I only had to wait about one week to have surgery. It was so disappointing to know that I would have to have chemo. I woke up with the tube under my arm and knew that meant lymph nodes and chemo. Can't I do anything easy?
Dec 10, 2010: Lumpectomy, breast reduction Side effects: Pain, can't pick up anything over ten lbs, I don't have to cook or clean house and walk dogs.
Set. 28 2010 full radical neck disection lympadenctmy, 39 lymph nodes ,full thyrodectomy Feb 2012 neck disection lympadenctmy 12 more. Still a lot left.
total Hysterectomy
Diagnosis July 1, 2010...Remainder thyroidectomy and radical neck dissection July 20, 2010....
Lumpectomy and Sentinel Node Biopsy scheduled for December 9th
Da Vinci Robotic radical hysterectomy with lymph node dissection 11/10/10. Had a complication (my colon was STUCK) to my uterus due to adhesions, and they had to cut my colon and repair it. Turned into a 7 hour surgery, and the result is that I cam home with a catheter and a small drain for 13 days
May 2010 lumpectomy June 2010 port inserted
Tonsillectomy - 12/10/10 Modified Neck Dissection - 12/27/10
Bilateral Mastectomy with reconstruction (latissimus dorsi/tissue expanders) in four weeks, then another surger in around 4 months to have my expanders removed and permanent implants put in.
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