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What is the average life expectancy or duration life for a head and neck cancer patient who has been treated with radiation?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: Depends on cancer type and stage. Talk to your oncologists.
Dr. Hassan Arshad
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Depends on stage : Survival depends on several factors including the location and stage of cancer.
Dr. Tahir Ijaz
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Depends: It all depends on where the cancer is, the type, staging.

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