Hi all you lovely ladies who came to my rescue last Friday . I got my answer today and I am about to set out on another unknown journey. I feel quite numb about it all as I never heard of these particular lymph nodes. The answer is in the name. Near the Aorta which is a bit scary to say the least . It does explain the unusual back and side pains I have been getting. File gone to oncologist who is now on holidays And will be back next week. It will more than likely be 6 months of chemo . Have any of you lovely ladies had this particular condition as part of recurrence . The only good news is it has not spread anywhere else so far . Would really appreciate your help on this one.