those "jelly bean" looking things..are the lemop nodes ??
The yellow ones are the fatty layer surrounding the bladder. The purple ones? I'm not positive. I asked my surgeon about lymph nodes, and if I remember correctly, he told me that they weren't necessarily where you'd look for them, and sometimes there are many bunched together. They don't have quite the symmetry or organization that you'd expect.
Interesting but scary pictures, especially if the diagnosis is Stage IV with met. as Bob's is. The last PET scan showed some activity in the R pelvic area which really scares me.
Another PET scan will be done next week though.
Caretaker of husband, Bob.
Diagnosed Jan, 2007
Hi Joe, they say that a picture says a thousand words (or something like that ! )
They are very good - maybe a good idea for them to be put somewhere else on the site for those who are looking for info on bladder cancer ? Wendy ?