Lymph node evaluation in early-stage colon cancer.

  title={Lymph node evaluation in early-stage colon cancer.},
  author={Anand Govindarajan and Nancy N Baxter},
  journal={Clinical colorectal cancer},
  volume={7 4},
Accurate nodal staging is of crucial importance in patients with nonmetastatic colon cancer, because it affects patient prognosis and delivery of adjuvant chemotherapy. In this article, we review the role of 2 controversial aspects of lymph node staging in colon cancer: the number of lymph nodes evaluated and sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy. Although it is clear that the number of lymph nodes assessed correlates with patient survival, the underlying mechanisms are far more uncertain, and thus… CONTINUE READING


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