Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 6th, 2005
"Completion cervical lymphadenectomy is usually performed after excisional biopsy of nodal metastases from melanoma. Radiation (XRT) might be effective for some patients in lieu of formal lymph node dissection," scientists reported in the Head and Neck.
"Thirty-six patients with parotid or cervical node metastases from melanoma were treated with excision of nodal disease and postoperative XRT without formal lymph node dissection. Radiation was delivered to the primary site (if known), the site of nodal excision, and the undissected ipsilateral neck,"...
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