European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 271, Issue 3, pp 425–434

Causes of death of patients with laryngeal cancer

  • Alfio Ferlito
  • Missak HaigentzJr.
  • Patrick J. Bradley
  • Carlos Suárez
  • Primož Strojan
  • Gregory T. Wolf
  • Kerry D. Olsen
  • William M. Mendenhall
  • Vanni Mondin
  • Juan P. Rodrigo
  • Carsten C. Boedeker
  • Marc Hamoir
  • Dana M. Hartl
  • Jennifer L. Hunt
  • Kenneth O. Devaney
  • Lester D. R. Thompson
  • Alessandra Rinaldo
  • Robert P. Takes
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00405-013-2478-0

Cite this article as:
Ferlito, A., Haigentz, M., Bradley, P.J. et al. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2014) 271: 425. doi:10.1007/s00405-013-2478-0

Abstract

Despite remarkable advances in the care of patients with laryngeal cancer over the past several decades, including a growing awareness of therapeutic complications and attention to quality of life, little is known about the causes of mortality in this population. In addition to the laryngeal malignancy itself, acute and late or chronic treatment-associated causes, second primary cancers, intercurrent disease and psychosocial factors are all responsible for patient morbidity and mortality. We examine the current literature related to the causes of death in patients with laryngeal cancer, in the hope of guiding future interventions to improve the longevity and quality of life of individuals with this cancer.

Keywords

Laryngeal cancer Cause of death Suicide Mortality Toxicity Comorbidity 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfio Ferlito
    • 1
  • Missak HaigentzJr.
    • 2
  • Patrick J. Bradley
    • 3
  • Carlos Suárez
    • 4
    • 5
  • Primož Strojan
    • 6
  • Gregory T. Wolf
    • 7
  • Kerry D. Olsen
    • 8
  • William M. Mendenhall
    • 9
  • Vanni Mondin
    • 1
  • Juan P. Rodrigo
    • 4
    • 5
  • Carsten C. Boedeker
    • 10
  • Marc Hamoir
    • 11
  • Dana M. Hartl
    • 12
    • 13
  • Jennifer L. Hunt
    • 14
  • Kenneth O. Devaney
    • 15
  • Lester D. R. Thompson
    • 16
  • Alessandra Rinaldo
    • 1
  • Robert P. Takes
    • 17
  1. 1.ENT ClinicUniversity of UdineUdineItaly
  2. 2.Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical CenterAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  3. 3.Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Queens Medical CentreNottingham University HospitalNottinghamUK
  4. 4.Department of OtolaryngologyHospital Universitario Central de AsturiasOviedoSpain
  5. 5.Instituto Universitario de Oncología del Principado de AsturiasOviedoSpain
  6. 6.Department of Radiation OncologyInstitute of OncologyLjubljanaSlovenia
  7. 7.Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  8. 8.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  9. 9.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  10. 10.Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck SurgeryAlbert-Ludwigs-UniversityFreiburgGermany
  11. 11.Head and Neck Oncology Program, Department of Head and Neck SurgerySt Luc University Hospital and Cancer CenterBrusselsBelgium
  12. 12.Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck SurgeryInstitut Gustave RoussyVillejuif CedexFrance
  13. 13.Laboratoire de Phonétique et de PhonologieSorbonne NouvelleParisFrance
  14. 14.Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services, College of MedicineUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA
  15. 15.Department of PathologyAllegiance HealthJacksonUSA
  16. 16.Department of PathologyWoodland Hills Medical CenterWoodland HillsUSA
  17. 17.Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck SurgeryRadboud University Nijmegen Medical CenterNijmegenThe Netherlands

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