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Hot tea consumption associated with increased esophageal cancer risk in high-risk individuals

1. Hot tea consumption in combination with excessive smoking or alcohol use was associated with a higher risk for esophageal cancer. 2. In the absence of excessive alcohol use and smoking, daily tea drinking was not linked to increased risk for esophageal cancer. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)      Study Rundown: Esophageal cancer is a concern []

Oral Impairment Linked to Reduced QOL in Posttherapy Head and Neck Cancer

Oral Impairment Linked to Reduced QOL in Posttherapy Head and Neck Cancer

Study compared the effect of treatments on quality of life in treatment-naïve patients with HNC vs those who underwent radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, and compared with cancer-free patients.

Radiotherapy for Esophageal Carcinoma: Dose, Response and Survival

[Cancer Management and Research] Radiation dose, fractionation strategies, and predictive factors of response to therapy in patients with esophageal carcinoma are reviewed to determine if more intense local therapy would lead to better outcomes and for which patients.

Depression Predictive of Poor Survival Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer

Depression Predictive of Poor Survival Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer

In this study, researchers sought to determine the effect depressive symptoms during treatment planning had on immediate and long-term outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer.

Lymph Node Density Helps Predict Thyroid Cancer Outcomes

Lymph Node Density Helps Predict Thyroid Cancer Outcomes

Papillary thyroid cancer patients with LND 0.19 have worse disease-specific, overall survival, researchers found.

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