What is the role of lymphadenectomy in the treatment of stage IA2, IB, or IIA cervical cancer?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cecelia H Boardman, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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An analysis of women from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database who underwent radical hysterectomy with lymphadenectomy revealed that patients with node-negative early-stage cervical cancer who underwent a more extensive lymphadenectomy had improved survival. [73] Compared with patients who had fewer than 10 nodes removed, patients who had 21-30 nodes removed were 24% less likely to die of their tumors, and those who had more than 30 nodes removed were 37% less likely to die.


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