node negative

node negative

adjective Referring to a cancer that has not (obviously) spread to regional lymph nodes.
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Approximately 85% of these cancers were node negative, meaning they were detected at an earlier stage and presented a better prognosis.
1 Approximately 85 percent of these cancers were confirmed to be node negative (with 7.
For the most common type of breast cancer, hormone receptor positive (HR+)/ human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2)/lymph node negative (LN0) disease, 75 percent of patients were found to have low genetic risk via MammaPrint.
1) It is paramount to know in patients who are node negative (N0), whether they are truly negative or harbour occult metastases or micrometastases, because this can cause nodal recurrence if the neck is not addressed while treating the primary, on the other hand if patients are truly node negative the treatment of neck is unnecessary and leads to over treatment of the disease.
Studies in the literature have shown very low rates of locoregional recurrence after omitting ALND in sentinel node negative patients.
Of the 39 patients who were clinically node negative, 4 had neoadjuvant therapy followed by surgery, and 35 went on to primary surgery.
Clinically node negative patients harbour a risk of micrometastatic lymph node involvement of up to 25%.
Conclusion: In clinically node negative neck, the risk of lymph node metastases is significantly high in patients of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in our population.
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.
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%.
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.