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Table 3 Outcome of treatment with or without pelvic nodal boost in lymph node (LN) positive patients

From: Does external beam radiation boost to pelvic lymph nodes improve outcomes in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer?

  Pelvic LN positive
  All (n = 67) Boost to pelvic lymph nodes (n = 36) No boost to pelvic lymph nodes (n = 31)
Recurrence 27 (40.3%) 16 (44.5%) 11 (35.4%)
 Local only 3 (4.5%) 2 (5.6%) 1 (3.2%)
 Distant only 12 (17.9%) 8 (22.2%) 5 (16.1%)
 Local and distant 12 (17.9%) 6 (16.7%) 5 (16.1%)
No recurrence 40 (59.7%) 20 (55.5%) 20 (64.6%)
  Pelvic LN and para-aortic LN positive
  All (n = 9) Boost to pelvic lymph nodes (n = 7) No boost to pelvic lymph nodes (n = 2)
Recurrence 6 (66.7%) 4 (57.1%) 2 (100%)
 Local only 0 0 0
 Distant only 2 (22.2%) 1 (14.2%) 1 (50%)
 Local and distant 4 (44.4%) 3 (42.9%) 1 (50%)
No recurrence 3 (33.3%) 3 (42.9%) 0