Laryngeal Cancer

Patients with larynx cancer receiving suboptimal treatment

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Almost two-thirds of patients with T4a larynx ("voice box") cancer are not receiving a total laryngectomy, despite published guidelines.

Initial surgical therapy for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer may increase survival

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A single academic center performing a high rate of surgical therapy, including total laryngectomy, to treat advanced-stage laryngeal cancer had a higher 5-year survival rate than national levels in a small study.

Surgery associated with better survival for patients with advanced laryngeal cancer

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Patients with advanced laryngeal cancer appear to have better survival if they are treated with surgery than with nonsurgical chemoradiation.

Surgery for advanced laryngeal cancer provides survival benefit

Surgery for advanced laryngeal cancer provides survival benefit

A small but significant advantage in disease-specific, overall survival, is seen for patients with advanced laryngeal cancer, even after adjustment.

Surgery beats chemotherapy for tongue cancer

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Patients with tongue cancer who started their treatment with a course of chemotherapy fared significantly worse than patients who received surgery first, according to a new study.

Gum disease may affect HPV status of head-and-neck tumors

A history of periodontitis may be associated with an increased risk of HPV-positive tumors in persons with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Identifying symptom patterns can predict variations over time in oropharyngeal and laryngeal cancers

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Visual graphical analysis can help predict the way individual patients will experience side effects of treatment over time by identifying patterns.

"FATE" survey assesses end of life in head and neck cancer

Palliative treatments, death outside of the hospital, and involvement by a palliative care team all improve the end-of-life experience for persons with head and neck cancer.

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