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Radiation Therapy of Head and Neck Cancer

  • George E. Laramore

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. George E. Laramore
    Pages 1-11
  3. William P. Shuman, Albert A. Moss
    Pages 13-26
  4. George E. Laramore
    Pages 27-36
  5. George E. Laramore
    Pages 37-40
  6. George E. Laramore
    Pages 41-44
  7. Leslye Ingersoll, Don R. Goffinet
    Pages 45-68
  8. Will Wisbeck, George E. Laramore
    Pages 69-87
  9. Melvin L. Griem, David Tze-Chun Chiang
    Pages 89-105
  10. Anantha K. Murthy, Dennis Galinsky, Frank R. Hendrickson
    Pages 107-124
  11. George E. Laramore
    Pages 125-143
  12. Laird E. Olson, James D. Cox
    Pages 171-179
  13. Marsha D. McNeese, Gilbert H. Fletcher
    Pages 181-196
  14. Katherine L. Griem, Melvin L. Griem
    Pages 197-210
  15. Judith Stitt Haas, James D. Cox
    Pages 211-218
  16. Thomas W. Griffin, Joanne Mortimer
    Pages 219-234
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 235-240

About this book

Introduction

The contemporary management of patients with cancers of the head and neck is under careful scrutiny and major changes are being introduced in order to improve the potenti­ al not only for long-term control but also for less in the way of disfiguring and distres­ sing complications associated with the treatment programs. In 1988, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 42400 new cases of malignant tumors of the head and neck diagnosed with 12 850 deaths. In general, the prognosis for patients with malignant tumors of the head and neck re­ gion depends upon the site of origin, the local and regional extent of the tumor, the Kar­ nofsky status of the patient as well as the patient's general medical condition. The poten­ tial for cure for early stage tumors is extremely high particularly for those lesions involving the vocal cord, oral cavity, and the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. Major advances have been made in the management of head and neck cancer by the innovative utilization of surgery with radiation therapy. Small tumors can be cured by ei­ ther surgery or radiation therapy with equally good results. However, far advanced tu­ mors are more complicated and more difficult to cure requiring combined, integrated, multimodal programs of management. Therefore, the previously general poor prognosis for advanced tumors is becoming better with more aggressive treatment regimens.

Keywords

Tumor carcinoma clinical trial imaging metastasis radiation

Editors and affiliations

  • George E. Laramore
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Washington, School of Medicine and University HospitalSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-83501-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83503-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83501-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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