Head and Neck Cancers

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1. A variety of different malignancies fall into the category of “Head and. Neck Cancers”. This chapter focuses on upper aerodigestive tract cancer.
2. Tobacco and alcohol use and human papillomavirus infection are
common causes of head and neck cancers. 3. Most head and neck cancers are squamous cell carcinomas.
4. Treatment of head and neck cancers commonly requires some combination of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Close cooperation between otolaryngologists, radiation oncologists, and
medical oncologists is mandatory for successful treatment of these cancers. 5. Preservation of organ function in addition to cure of cancer, is an
important goal of treatment. 6. Any patient with persistent symptoms of sore throat, hoarseness,
difficulty swallowing or an enlarged cervical lymph node should be evaluated for possible head and neck cancer.

Creator

James Liebmann, MD, Ali Akalin MD, PhD., Liana Puscas, MD, MHS., Andrew Chen MD., Richard S. Pieters, MD

Source

https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1021&context=cancer_concepts

Publisher

-

Date

2019

Contributor

Baihaqi

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Creative Commons

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PDF

Language

English

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Head and Neck Cancers.pdf

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Citation

James Liebmann, MD, Ali Akalin MD, PhD., Liana Puscas, MD, MHS., Andrew Chen MD., Richard S. Pieters, MD , “Head and Neck Cancers ,” Open Educational Resource (OER) , accessed October 20, 2020, http://oer.iain-padangsidimpuan.ac.id/items/show/2721.

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