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RESEARCH Open Access Head and Neck Cancer in the Elderly: A Retrospective Study over 10 Years (1999- 2008)

By Astrid L Kruse, Marius Bredell, Heinz T Luebbers and Klaus W Grätz


Introduction: Treatment of elderly patients is in many ways different from that for younger ones. The aim of the present study was to identify the particular characteristics and needs of elderly patients suffering from head and neck cancer. From these patterns, considerations for this special group can be deduced. Patients and Material: The subjects for this study consisted of 376 patients suffering from head and neck cancer that were treated between 1999 and 2008, 99 (26.3.%) of whom were older than 70 years and were evaluate

Year: 2013
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