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Is stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck always incurable?

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Dr. Matthew Solhjem
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
No.: Stage iva head and neck cancer is usually curable. If it is confined to the primary site (example base of tongue) and spread only to neck lymph nodes, it can be cured with radiation/chemo, sometimes surgery added.
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