Outpatient follow-up appointments for patients having curative treatment for cancer of the head and neck: are the current arrangements in need of change?

@article{Kanatas2014OutpatientFA,
  title={Outpatient follow-up appointments for patients having curative treatment for cancer of the head and neck: are the current arrangements in need of change?},
  author={Anastasios N Kanatas and Nishu Bala and David Lowe and Simon N. Rogers},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={52 8},
  pages={
          681-7
        }
}
Although there are recommendations, there is little evidence about the rationale for the frequency and duration of review appointments for patients with cancer of the head and neck. We have recorded the pattern of follow-up in a tertiary cancer centre and its association with survival and recurrent disease. We used clinical letters and a prospectively maintained database to obtain details on 297 patients who were treated curatively for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity between… CONTINUE READING

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