Chapter 47. Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer
Patients found to have extracapsular extension following surgical resection should be treated with
C. Accelerated radiation alone
The dose of irradiation traditionally used for gross disease is
Radiation therapy is usually given in daily doses of
Which is true in general about larynx preservation?
A. Rates of larynx preservation are generally less than 50%.
B. Larynx preservation allows a substantial percentage of patients to preserve their larynx, however, this comes at the cost of inferior survival.
C. Induction chemotherapy followed by radiation offers the best chance of larynx preservation.
D. The rate of larynx preservation in patients with gross penetration through the thyroid cartilage is less than 50%.
Studies have demonstrated that surgery and postoperative radiation should be completed in what time period for optimal results?