So today I met with my surgeon and received my results!
During my gastrectomy, they removed 27 lymph nodes from my abdomen. I’m pleased to report that all of these were clear! (Surprised at how many were removed – I’m actually curious as to how big/small they are!)
In my stomach, they found 2 foci of adenocarcinoma measuring 4mm each.
The margins were great too, meaning no gastric mucosa was left behind where they made the join.
🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉
I was so relieved! Now I know for certain that everything was removed during the surgery, putting my mind at ease.
I showed him my incision, to which he confirmed was a keloid scar. 😕 If anybody out there has any suggestions/home remedies for this type of scarring, please let me know! I have ordered some silicone scar sheets and gel in hope that this will help, as I can’t even wear a bra at the moment because of it! 🙈
Anyway, the next step thanks to this lovely CDH1 mutation is annual MRI screenings for lobular breast cancer. (People with the CDH1 mutation are at an increased risk of developing gastric cancer and lobular breast cancer) This is recommended from the age of 30, but my surgeon has referred me now to get the ball rolling much sooner. 😊