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Pain Management During Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancers

  • Charu Singh
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Abstract

Head and neck cancers is the term broadly used for cancers arising from the epithelial lining of the upper aerodigestive tract, mainly the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, salivary glands, and paranasal sinuses. Most common pathology is squamous cell carcinoma. Tobacco, areca nut, alcohol consumption, and poor nutrition along with human papillomavirus and Epstein-Barr virus are being reported as causative reasons for oral cancers [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charu Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Palliative MedicineAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamKochiIndia

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