Do pelvic lymph nodes affect disease recurrence in colorectal cancer patients?

Do pelvic lymph nodes affect disease recurrence in colorectal cancer patients?

Jens Ravn Eriksen, chief surgeon of colorectal surgery at the Sjællands Universitetshospital, talked to Mie Brandstrup and the Ugeskrift for Læger about the role of the pelvic lymph nodes in disease recurrence for colorectal cancer patients.

There is evidence that the size of pelvic lymph nodes might be an indication for higher risk for disease or recurrence. The team at the Department of Surgery, Zealand University Hospital, are investigating whether it would be beneficial to consider their removal in a Danish context.

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