node negative

node negative

adjective Referring to a cancer that has not (obviously) spread to regional lymph nodes.
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Clinically node negative patients harbour a risk of micrometastatic lymph node involvement of up to 25%.
The research team concluded: "Lung SBRT for medically inoperable node negative NSCLC tumors larger than 5 cm provides excellent local control with limited toxicity.
have been launched globally and have had significant impact in the industry even though these tests only apply to Stage 1 patients who are lymph node negative, hormone receptor positive.
The spokesman said: "In patients with newly diagnosed oestrogen-positive, node negative breast cancer - which affects approximately half of women with breast cancer - chemotherapy is only beneficial in some patients.
Close to 50 per cent of breast cancer patients belong to a group - defined as "estrogen receptor positive/lymph node negative (ER?
Clinical outcome of patients with lymph node negative breast carcinoma who have sentinel lymph node micrometastases detected by immunohistochemistry.
Patients with T1/T2 breast cancers, where clinically node negative, receive a sentinel node biopsy.
The 5-year survival rate for early stage cancers that are node negative is 95%.
Ellence: Interim Analysis of Women with High Risk Node Negative Breast
These researchers have analysed the long-term effects of early trials where women with low-risk cancers--those who are lymph node negative, oestrogen receptor positive-were put on alternative regimens after surgery.
A retrospective analysis of 671 consecutive breast cancer patients aged 70 or older by investigators at Italy's National Cancer Institute in Milan demonstrated that those who were clinically node negative could skip axillary dissection and be treated by breast-conserving surgery plus tamoxifen with resultant 5- and 10-year distant metastasis and breast cancer mortality rates not significantly different from those who underwent axillary dissection (Cancer 97[5]:1156-63, 2003).
In less than 6 years since the modification of this technique to the treatment of breast disease, it is becoming the s tandard of care for treating clinically node negative women with invasive breast cancer at teaching hospitals