Decision making in the management of recurrent head and neck cancer.

  title={Decision making in the management of recurrent head and neck cancer.},
  author={Allen S Ho and Dennis H. Kraus and Ian Ganly and N. Y. Louis Lee and Jatin P Shah and Luc G T Morris},
  journal={Head & neck},
  volume={36 1},
Despite substantial improvements in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treatment, the major obstacle to long-term survival remains disease recurrence. Salvage options are often limited due to prior therapy and the escalated morbidity of retreatment. The costs of treatment must be measured against the anticipated quality and quantity of life recovered, even with resectable disease. This review surveys the recurrent HNSCC literature to better guide decision making. Across multiple… CONTINUE READING
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