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A 31-year-old member asked:

Just found out friend has head and neck cancer so what is outcome?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
It depends on stage: It can vary from excellent to poor. Neeed more info about stage and location.
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Dr. John Goldenberg
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Not able to predict: Cancer of head and neck is usually squamous cell carcinoma and can have survival rates in the 90% range for stage i cancers and can be incurable for stage IV cancers with distant metastasis. Overall cure rates are generally in the 60 - 70 % range for all people.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Great answer. I agree 100%
Dec 5, 2012
Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leemanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 18 years experience
Depends: Outcomes in head and neck cancer depend on the overall stage of the cancer. Staging is dependent on tumor size, lymph nodes involved, if the tumor has spread, and other factors.
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