I've been having some minor side pain in the last couple months, more of a discomfort than pain...I'd give it a 2 out a 1-10 scale. I thought it was a kidney stone but ultrasound ruled it out. I was diagnosed in Jan and did have a full CT scan in April which showed some swollen nodes in my abdomen, but nothing to be concerned about. My GP thinks my new side issues could be nodes or spleen he cant feel and wants me to get another CT scan. I understand CT scans can contribute to secondary cancers down the road so I want to be prudent. I've only had one so perhaps a second wont be too harmful. I am fairly certain my discomfort is from either a slightly swollen spleen or nodes...but who knows. Since I'm 11q del I'm guessing it's the nodes. My bloodwork is stable WBC 16.7 ALC at 10.6 so nothing to be too concerned about for now, but I am reluctant to get another scan. Then again my out of pocket max has been met for the year so it wont cost me anything, but if I wait till next year it will cost around $2,000. Also, I know when my time for treatment comes there will be more scans, more reason to be prudent.... perhaps I'm worrying too much. Your input is appreciated. Thanks.