Chemotherapy of Patients with Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer

  • Richard H. Wheeler
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 52)

Abstract

The majority of cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract are epithelial in origin and epidermoid in histology. With over 40,000 cases diagnosed each year, these malignancies rank eighth in incidence and comprise 4.2% of all malignancies seen annually in the United States [1]. As a group they occur more frequently than the leukemias, the lymphomas, cancer of the stomach, pancreas and melanoma. They represent 6.1% of the cancers occurring in males, and 2.4% of those seen in women. Approximately 30% of these patients will recur and die of their malignancy.

Keywords

Toxicity Catheter Cyclophosphamide Mannitol Lide 

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