In patients with resectable hypopharyngeal and laryngeal cancers, a trend toward worse HRQOL scores was found in patients receiving alternating chemoradiotherapy compared to patients receiving sequential induction chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
A definitive trial has indicated that low-level laser therapy reduces the occurrence of canker sores and improves quality of life in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma who are undergoing concurrent chemoradiotherapy.
This fact sheet reviews the details of head and neck cancer, including locations, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, risk reduction, and treatment.
Persons with head and neck cancer who are undergoing radiation or chemoradiation can preserve swallow function by exercising involved muscles before, during, and after treatment.
Free screenings for head and neck cancer can increase early detection and provide an opportunity to educate people about risk factors. But who is most likely to attend these screenings, and what do attendees know about head and neck cancer?
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