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What is the optimal treatment strategy for low grade neuroendocrine cancer of the throat?
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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Consultation
Low grade tumors are generally removed surgically, but the head/neck area is very tricky.
Generally a multi-specialty conference between surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists is necessary to determine the optimum sequence/combination of treatments.

In brief: Consultation
Low grade tumors are generally removed surgically, but the head/neck area is very tricky.
Generally a multi-specialty conference between surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists is necessary to determine the optimum sequence/combination of treatments.
Dr. Thomas Chen
Dr. Thomas Chen
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
In brief: Surgery, radiation.
Surgery and radiation is best if the disease is local.
For locally advanced disease, surgery and radiation is also done but chemotherapy with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil before or during radiation therapy is equally effective. If the patient is rendered disease-free, chemopreventive therapy with cis-retinoic acid may help.

In brief: Surgery, radiation.
Surgery and radiation is best if the disease is local.
For locally advanced disease, surgery and radiation is also done but chemotherapy with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil before or during radiation therapy is equally effective. If the patient is rendered disease-free, chemopreventive therapy with cis-retinoic acid may help.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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