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Can a aortocaval node be cured / treated which has metastases ? It's 10 mm in size in a colon cancer pt where primary is removed

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Yes

In removing what is considered a solitary metastatic focus and in particular a lymph node, one must make sure the lesion is solitary.
A PET/CAT scan will resolve this issue and if solitary should be removed by surgical resection. If other sites noted then chemo followed by surgery should be performed.

In brief: Yes

In removing what is considered a solitary metastatic focus and in particular a lymph node, one must make sure the lesion is solitary.
A PET/CAT scan will resolve this issue and if solitary should be removed by surgical resection. If other sites noted then chemo followed by surgery should be performed.
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