Patterns of spread in node-positive cervical cancer: the relationship between local control and distant metastases.

@article{Stock1996PatternsOS,
  title={Patterns of spread in node-positive cervical cancer: the relationship between local control and distant metastases.},
  author={Richard G Stock and Austin S. Chen and Kathryn Karasek},
  journal={The cancer journal from Scientific American},
  year={1996},
  volume={2 5},
  pages={256-62}
}
PURPOSE The presence of metastatic pelvic nodes in stage I and II cervical cancer predicts for pelvic and distant recurrence. Whether this malignancy is a systemic disease at onset or locoregionally advanced disease is unclear. To examine this issue, we reviewed cases of node-positive stage I and II cervical cancer to analyze the patterns of spread and the relationship between local control and distant metastasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1964 and 1993, 163 patients with FIGO stage I-II… CONTINUE READING