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

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Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
It depends on stage: It can vary from excellent to poor. Neeed more info about stage and location.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. John Goldenberg
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Great answer. I agree 100%
Dec 5, 2012
Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leem answered
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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.
Answered on Nov 10, 2014
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