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More radical surgery for endometrial cancer

25th February 2010

A study published in The Lancet Online First has said that complete, systematic removal of the para-aortic lymph nodes as well as the pelvic lymph nodes improves survival from endometrial cancer compared with removal of the pelvic lymph nodes alone, in women at medium to high risk of recurrence.

The authors of the SEPAL study, which looked at survival figures for 671 patients, aimed to determine whether complete, systematic lymphadenectomy would benefit women at intermediate and high risk of recurrence of endometrial cancer.

 

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