Longitudinal evaluation of patients with cancer in the oral tongue, tonsils, or base of tongue--does interstitial radiation dose affect quality of life?


PURPOSE To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with oral tongue, tonsil, or base of tongue cancer in a prospective longitudinal study and explore correlations between HRQL scores and interstitial radiation dose, dose rate, and volume of implant. METHODS AND MATERIALS Ninety patients with oral tongue cancer (n=30) and tonsil or base… (More)



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