Items Tagged ‘HNC’

June 9th, 2016

Compliance with Radiation Schedules Improves Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

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Patients with head and neck cancer who comply with their scheduled radiation treatments have significantly improved outcomes compared to those who miss 2 or more of their appointments within the prescribed time period. These results were recently published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. Head and neck cancer refers to several different […]

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Tags: appointments, General Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HNC, News, radiation, schedule


June 6th, 2016

Follow-Up Scans Reduce Need for Some Invasive Surgeries in Head and Neck Cancer

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Utilizing PET-CT scans following treatment for patients with head and neck cancer that has spread to their lymph nodes significantly reduces the need for invasive follow-up surgery. These results were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer (HNC) that has spread to nearby lymph nodes are […]

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Tags: chemoradiation, General Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HNC, lymph nodes, News, PET-CT scans, surgery