Effects of Para-aortic Lymph Node Metastases on Endometrial Cancer Survival

March 31, 2020
Carrie L. Langstraat, MD

Carrie L. Langstraat, MD, discusses how para-aortic lymph node metastases impact survival outcomes in patients with endometrial cancers.

Carrie L. Langstraat, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses how para-aortic lymph node metastases impact survival outcomes in patients with endometrial cancers.

Lansgtraat highlighted findings from a retrospective study in Ohio. The study was able to demonstrate that patients with endometrial cancers who had para-aortic lymph node involvement in addition to pelvic node involvement had worse survival compared with those who had early pelvic nodal involvement.

According to Langstraat, these data are marginal, but there is a decrease in survival for patients with para-aortic lymph node involvement.

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