Extensive removal of lymph nodes appears to boost the five-year survival of stomach cancer patients, Taiwanese researchers report.
Surgery is considered the gold-standard treatment for gastric cancer, but there’s still debate about the role of radical lymph node dissection, the researchers noted.
As reported in the April issue of The Lancet Oncology, the study included 221 gastric cancer patients randomly assigned to receive more-extensive or less-extensive surgery. The two groups’ five-year overall survival was then tracked.
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Sub-editorStomach Cancer :: Removal of lymphnodes boost survival of stomach cancer patient
by Sub-editor ( Author at Spirit India )
Posted on March 31st, 2006 at 1:59 pm.
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