is a good website
to put in her tumor information and get disease free survival information with adjuvant chemotherapy and without adjuvant chemotherapy.
because her tumor is stage III, chemotherapy will decrease the chances of her colon cancer spreading.
with just surgery alone, her long term cure rate is only in the 40-50% range
with the addition of chemotherapy, we can raise up her cure rate up to the 70-75% range.
so that is significant.
lymphatic vascular space involvement in the tumor specimen is a predictor of if there is spread to adjacent lymph nodes
in the USA, we have found that patients who have 12 or more lymph node removed with the colon cancer surgery do better than those with less than 12 removed.
so we have put into place efforts to try to make sure all patients who have colon cancer have at least 12 lymph nodes removed at the time of surgery.
this we think is therapeutic as well as prognostic in giving information about if the cancer has spread to lymph nodes or not.
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