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Chapter 46. The Role of Chemotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer

Chemotherapy can do all of the following except

A. Act as a radiosensitizer

B. Palliate metastatic disease

C. Cure head and neck cancer single handedly

D. Debulk large tumors

E. Help preserve an organ

All of the following are drugs used to treat head and neck cancer except

A. Cisplatin

B. Carboplatin

C. Cetuximab

D. Doxorubicin

E. Docetaxel

Side effects of cisplatin include all of the following except

A. Nephrotoxicity

B. Ototoxicity

C. Neurotoxicity

D. Nausea and vomiting

E. Cardiomyopathy

All of the following are high-risk features that merit postoperative chemoradiation except

A. Positive margins

B. A single positive node

C. Extracapsular spread

Successful uses of chemotherapy include all of the following except

A. Postsurgical chemoradiation in patients with high-risk features

B. Induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiation

C. Primary chemoradiation

D. Adjuvant chemotherapy given postradiation

E. Single-agent therapy in the metastatic disease setting

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