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are head and neck cancers always terminal?

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Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Prognosis H&N CA: Definitely not! there is obviously a wide range of cancer sites in this classification ranging from voice box, which has a 95% cure rate, to base of tongue, which can be very hard to cure. Cure rates will depend on the location as well as the size and the extent or stage of the cancer.
Answered on Sep 11, 2014
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Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Head and neck cancer: Head and neck cancers span a wide range of sites and cancer types with several causes. Depending on the site and type of cancer, many people are cured or do quite well. Several details about the cancer will substratify it into one with a more or less favorable prognosis if you know more specifically what type of cancer and its location.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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