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"The Cochrane Library: Interventions for the treatment of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer - chemotherapy Intervention Review" icon

The Cochrane Library: Interventions for the treatment of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer - chemotherapy Intervention Review

This intervention review is about whether chemotherapy, in addition to radiotherapy and/or surgery for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer results in improved survival, disease free survival, progression free survival, locoregional control and reduced recurrence of disease. Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers are frequently described as part of a group of oral cancers or head and neck cancer. Treatment of oral cavity cancer is generally surgery followed by radiotherapy, whereas oropharyngeal cancers, which are more likely to be advanced at the time of diagnosis, are managed with radiotherapy or chemoradiation. Surgery for oral cancers can be disfiguring and both surgery and radiotherapy have significant functional side effects, notably impaired ability to eat, drink and talk. The... Show More
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