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Colon Cancer Blog: Number Of Lymph Nodes Removed At Surgery Related To Survival

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Dec 5, 2005

Number Of Lymph Nodes Removed At Surgery Related To Survival

Number Of Lymph Nodes Removed At Surgery Related To Survival
As always your chance of colon cancer survival is depended upon your surgeon. The more experience your surgeon is having with the procedure better is your chance of curing the cancer.

Patients with colorectal cancer undergoing surgery with the intention of cure often undergo removal of the lymph nodes from the adjacent area. Some surgeons remove number lymph nodes and some others remove less number of lymph nodes. Well, it looks like the number of lymph nodes removed at the time of surgery has an inverse relationship to survival; meaning that, the more lymph nodes were remover better is the survival.

The study analyzed data from previous clinical trial of adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer. Researchers found that on the average the patients were 64 years old and on an average 11 lymph nodes were removed at surgery. For patients who had more than 15 lymph nodes removed had a better survival compared to patients who had less than 10 lymph nodes removed.

Sue      





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Colorectal cancer is a malignant tumor that arises from the inner wall of the large intestine or rectum. Colorectal cancer is the third commonest cancer diagnosed in the United States. Each year over 100,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the United States. Most, of these cancers develop from growths in the colon called polyps. Removal of these polyps can prevent colon cancer.

Colon Cancer Blog: Number Of Lymph Nodes Removed At Surgery Related To Survival

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