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Palliative Care Consultations in Head and Neck Cancer$
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Sara Booth and Andrew Davies

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530749

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530749.001.0001

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The non-surgical management of advanced head and neck cancer

The non-surgical management of advanced head and neck cancer

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(p.33) Chapter 3 The non-surgical management of advanced head and neck cancer
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Palliative Care Consultations in Head and Neck Cancer
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Frances Calman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530749.003.0003

This chapter discusses non-surgical management of advanced head and neck cancer. The first section looks at the choice of treatment modality, along with radiotherapy treatment and systemic chemotherapy. Radiotherapy treatment is the most important non-surgical treatment for head and neck cancer. Systemic chemotherapy, on the other hand, is often used along with radiotherapy for advanced disease. The acute side effects of radiotherapy, reducing the morbidity of the treatment, and some types of cancer – laryngeal cancer, cancer of the nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses, and oral and oropharyngeal cancer – are discussed as well. The chapter ends with a section on treating metastatic and recurrent disease, and the future of these diseases.

Keywords:   non-surgical management, treatment modality, radiotherapy treatment, systemic chemotherapy, radiotherapy, morbidity of treatment, types of cancer

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