Noncancer health events affect mortality in advanced head and neck cancer

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The survival rate of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) can be altered by noncancer health events (NCHE). Index cancer progression and second primary cancers also play a role. Multivariate analyses revealed that SPC occurrence, body mass index, Charlson comorbidity index, tumor recurrence, and initial chemotherapy were all established as independent NCHE predictors.

Noncancer health events affect mortality in advanced head and neck cancer
Noncancer health events affect mortality in advanced head and neck cancer
The survival of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) can be affected by noncancer health events (NCHE) as well as by index cancer progression and second primary cancer (SPC). Patients and methods This cohort study involved 600 consecutive patients with overall stage III to IV HNSCC who were treated between 2001 and 2010 at our tertiary referral hospital.
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