Encyclopedia of Cancer

2011 Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Lymph Node Metastases

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_3444


Also known as nodal involvement, positive nodes, or regional disease. Cancer cells may spread to the regional lymph nodes near the primary tumor. Localized spread to regional lymph nodes is not normally counted as metastasis, but is a sign of worse prognosis.


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