node negative

node negative

adjective Referring to a cancer that has not (obviously) spread to regional lymph nodes.
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Surprisingly all LRR occurred in the node negative group, p=0.003.
While ALND came with substantial morbidity and the majority of the ALND patients were "node negative", various studies reported no effect of ALND on disease free and overall survival.
Patients included individuals 40 years of age and older, with lymph node negative cancer and with favorable pathology.
This approval covers Adjuvant Breast Cancer of HER2 overexpressing node positive or node negative (ER/PR negative or with one high risk feature) breast cancer as part of a treatment regimen consisting of doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and either paclitaxel or docetaxel; as part of a treatment regimen with docetaxel and carboplatin; Metastatic Breast Cancer; in combination with paclitaxel for first-line treatment of HER2-overexpressing metastatic breast cancer; and as a single agent for treatment of HER2-overexpressing breast cancer in patients who have received one or more chemotherapy regimens for metastatic disease.
After patients were grouped according to lymph node status (lymph node positive and lymph node negative), the groups were compared in terms of the examined CBC parameters.
Oncologists typically recommend adjuvant chemotherapy for the half of all breast cancers that are hormone receptor positive, HER2 negative, and node negative, even though its absolute benefit in reducing recurrences in this population is small.
All tumours in the study were small - less than 1 cm - and the lymph nodes were free of cancer (node negative), which in principle should be a signal of good prognosis.
Studies in the literature have shown very low rates of locoregional recurrence after omitting ALND in sentinel node negative patients.14 The results of recent trials showed that ALND can be safely omitted in early breast cancer patients with micrometastases in their sentinel nodes (SN).15 The aim of this study was to look in to the pattern of cancer recurrence after SLNB procedure at our centre.
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%.
Objectives: To determine the frequency of occult (node negative) cervical lymph node metastasis in primary head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, using contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT).