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Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer 

Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer
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Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer
Author(s):

Cyrus Kerawala

and Carrie Newlands

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199688401.003.0002
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date: 15 July 2020

This chapter discusses the management of oral and oropharyngeal cancer. It outlines relevant anatomical and epidemiological aspects. Investigation, staging, and treatment principles are discussed. The ablative and reconstructive surgical aspects of care are considered along with the role of treatments such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Although the chapter focuses on squamous cell carcinoma, less common pathologies to affect the oral cavity and oropharynx are also considered.

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