Prognostic value of the lymph node ratio in node positive colon cancer

De Ridder, M.; Vinh-Hung, V.; Van Nieuwenhove, Y.; Hoorens, A.; Sermeus, A.; Storme, G.
November 2006
Gut;Nov2006, Vol. 55 Issue 11, p1681
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the prognostic value of the lymph node ratio in node positive colon cancer. It was stated that surgery is the primary treatment of nonmetastatic colon cancer. However, it is also stated that the number of lymph nodes reported with colectomy varies widely and may be a result of variation in the actual number of regional lymph nodes and surgical technique. Thus, studies emphasize that examination of nodes increases the correct staging and is associated with better survival.


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