Survival impact of lymph node metastasis in TNM stage III carcinoma of the colon and rectum.

BACKGROUND Node-positive (TNM stage III) adenocarcinoma of the colon and rectum consists of tumors with a widely variable prognosis. To predict the outcome of patients with stage III carcinoma, we assessed the survival impact of the number and level of lymph node metastasis and other clinicopathological variables. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study was… CONTINUE READING