Role of alcohol and smoking in diagnostic delay of head and neck cancer patients.

@article{Brouha2005RoleOA,
  title={Role of alcohol and smoking in diagnostic delay of head and neck cancer patients.},
  author={Xavier D R Brouha and Debbie M Tromp and G. J. Hordijk and Jacques A M Winnubst and Rob J. R. J. de Leeuw},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={2005},
  volume={125 5},
  pages={552-6}
}
CONCLUSIONS This study shows that heavy drinking is a risk factor for prolonged delay in presenting with head and neck cancer and for presenting with a large tumour in the head and neck region. Excessive smoking is only a risk factor for being diagnosed with a large tumour, although there is a weak association between smoking and prolonged diagnostic delay. OBJECTIVE It is reasonable to assume that prolonged delay in presenting with head and neck cancer is associated with an advanced stage of… CONTINUE READING

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