, Volume 15, Issue 12, pp 1018-1024
Date: 27 Aug 2013

SEOM clinical guidelines for the treatment of head and neck cancer (HNC) 2013

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Abstract

Head and neck cancer represents 5 % of oncologic cases in adults. Early stage treatments are local with surgery and/or radiotherapy. For locally advanced stages, treatment requires radiotherapy combined with platinum-based drugs or cetuximab. Induction chemotherapy should be considered for selected cases. In the case of metastatic disease, adjuvant or palliative treatment is based on platinum agents and cetuximab.