good day cancergracers
yesterday my sweetie had his 6 month post robotic right pneumonectomy follow up with CT scan. Lung void filled to capacity but found 2 enlarged lymph nodes (6, 9 mm) 2 lymph node stations away from malignant node removed in right lung at sx. No mediastinum nodes positive on post sx path or yesterday's scan. he is 2 months post adjuvant chemo as well (4 rounds carbo/alimta) NSCLC adeno.
I left my notes in the car overnight and didn't have the gumption to get out of bed to go get them so I spent most of night arguing with myself over whether surgeon said lymph node or nodule. Did some research and seems that once node or nodule reach 1 cm, it's watch and wait. So his 6 month followup appt is now set at 4 months. My questions are:
1. what's the difference in lung cancer biology between node and nodule?
2. Does this rate of appearance, 6 month post sx, and location raise red flags about prognosis and change the position that surgery was curative?
3. Am I just spitting noodles? (That's how I have categorized all these "no" words.
Thanking you in advance for the wonderful service provided.