Palliation of head and neck cancer

Max Watson, Caroline Lucas, Andrew Hoy and Jo Wells

in Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199234356
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598847 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Palliation of head 						and neck cancer

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This chapter covers the basic epidemiology and pathology of head and neck cancer, the patient with head and neck cancer, tumour treatment, specific tumours with emphasis on advanced disease, pain, mouth problems in head and neck cancer, tracheostomy, swallowing problems, gastrostomies, speech problems, infection and fistulae, emergencies, tracheostomy tube obstruction, quality of life, body image and sexuality, and general medical problems in patients with head and neck cancer.

Chapter.  7986 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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