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How effective is radiation treatment for squamous cell head and neck cancer?

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Dr. Tahir Ijaz answered

Specializes in Radiation Oncology

Radiation therapy is used quite extensively for head and neck cancers. The area covers nasopharynx, throat, tongue, lip. Sometimes radiation therapy is done by itself, and at times in combination with other modalities like surgery and/or chemotherapy.

Answered Apr 30, 2017

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Dr. Hassan Arshad answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Head and neck cancer is very complex and treatments vary depending on where it is and also what stage it is (among other things). Your head and neck cancer surgeon and radiation oncologist should be able to help you.

Answered May 13, 2014

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