Published in Cancer Weekly, January 25th, 2005
"Because treatment of distant melanoma metastases is not very effective, nodal spread should be diagnosed early so that therapeutic lymphadenectomy can be started as early as possible," oncologists in France explained. "Physical examination alone often does not detect nodal metastases and palpable nodes cannot be clasified unambiguously."
"Whether lymph-node ultrasonography - an inexpensive procedure - improves detection of nodal invasion during the initial staging and follow-up of patients with melanoma is controversial," noted M.L. Bafounta and...
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